Body found at base of Teton Pass

The body of a Houston, Texas man missing since August 20th has apparently been found. Teton County Search & Rescue conducted a search for 46-year-old Robert ‘Bob’ Lowery at the base of Teton Pass yesterday. After four hours of searching on foot, a team with a search dog located a body fitting Lowery’s description on a steep, timbered slope. 

The investigation by the Teton County Sheriff’s Office into Lowery’s whereabouts had been ongoing, but new clues recently surfaced that prompted yesterday’s search and rescue callout. The new information put Lowery on the Black Canyon Trail, wearing a black baseball cap with a gold “P,” and carrying a black duffle bag with the Nike logo. 

Given this new information, Teton County Search and Rescue initiated a response. Participants in the search included 25 volunteers, along with three dog teams from the region, including from Jackson Hole Search Dogs and another from Driggs, Idaho. 

The volunteers split into seven teams and combed the thick timbered area surrounding Black Canyon, which is a popular hiking and mountain biking trail in the summer. At about 1:00 pm, a dog team located a body and black Nike duffle bag significantly off trail on a steep, wooded slope.

The family has been notified as authorities wait for positive verification. The cause of death for the man suspected to be Lowery is currently unknown.

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