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Search Underway For Missing Hiker Near Yellowstone

A search for missing Illinois man is underway near the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park

Jeff Murphy is from Batavia, Illinois. He is 5′ 11″ tall and weighs 190 lbs. He is 53 years old and wears glasses. He may be wearing khaki pants, a yellow T-shirt, a navy colored pullover, a green and gray rain jacket, and an army green backpack.

His last known location was at the Rescue Creek Trailhead, near the north entrance of Yellowstone, at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7. His plan was to hike to Turkey Pen Peak. Park staff is currently searching the Rescue Creek area on foot and by air.

If you have any information about the missing hiker, please call (307)-344-2643. We will provide more information about this ongoing search as it becomes available.

 

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