Jeff Murphy, Missing Hiker in Yellowstone UPDATED June 9

Yellowstone National Park officials are searching for a missing man near the park’s northern entrance.

The park said in a press release that Jeff Murphy, a 53-year-old from Illinois, was last seen near the Rescue Creek trailhead around 8 a.m. Wednesday. The park says Murphy had planned a day hike to Turkey Pen Peak.

The park has closed the Rescue Creek trail because of the search.

Murphy is described about 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 190 pounds. The release said he wears glasses and may be wearing khaki pants, a yellow T-shirt, navy pullover, a green and gray rain jacket, and an army green backpack.

Anyone with information about the man are encouraged to call the park at 307-344-2643.
[News Story]

UPDATE: JUNE 9

Today, park search crews located the body of Jeff Murphy who was missing near the park’s North Entrance. Mr. Murphy’s death appears to have resulted from a fall on Turkey Pen Peak.

At its peak, the search involved eight hiking teams, five dog teams, four horse teams, and a helicopter.
[NPS Story]

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