Body recovered in Grand Teton National Park

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Search teams located the body of missing 26-year-old Texas man Jared Hembree Sunday in Grand Teton National Park. His body was found in the eastern part of the park near Uhl Hill.

Rangers arrived to the scene and recovered Hembree’s remains. An investigation into Hembree’s death is being conducted by the National Park Service and Teton County Sheriff’s Office.

A search was initiated Thursday, October 21, after park law enforcement received a call expressing concern about Hembree’s welfare after an interaction with him outside of the park’s eastern boundary. Hembree’s vehicle was located at Game Warden Point parking area in the eastern part of the park.

The four-day intensive search involved over eighty members. Grand Teton park staff, members of Teton County Sheriff’s Office , Teton County Search and Rescue,  Teton County Idaho Search and Rescue, the Civil Air Patrol and members of Wyoming Highway Patrol were all involved in search efforts. A helicopter, drone, and fixed wing airplane were utilized in the search effort. Search and rescue dog teams and horse teams were also involved.

 

 

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