GCPBA RiverNews 1/15/2013 Missing Woman Search Continues

UPDATE: Grand Canyon Rangers Search for Woman Missing from River Trip

Grand Canyon, Ariz. Twenty-one year old Kaitlin Kenney of Englewood, Colorado remains missing in Grand Canyon National Park; and an extensive search by the National Park Service has turned up no additional clues as to her whereabouts.

Kenney was last seen Friday, January 11, at a river camp located near Tapeats Creek on the north side of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park.

Rangers used the park's helicopter to search the river corridor and area trails for two days after she was reported missing. In addition, ground-based search and rescue teams thoroughly searched the accessible trails, beaches, drainages and backcountry areas in the vicinity.

With no additional clues to guide search efforts on land, the decision was made to scale the search back to a continuous, but limited mode in which rangers and pilots will continue to search for clues when in the area. In addition, flyers with Kenney's picture and description remain posted at popular river trip launch and takeout points; and anyone who may have information regarding her whereabouts is encouraged to call the park tip line at 928-638-7767. Any additional clues collected will guide future search efforts.

No additional information is available at this time.


SHANNAN D. MARCAK Public Affairs Specialist Grand Canyon National Park (928)638-7958 Shannan_Marcak@nps.gov

Did you know ... that the oldest human artifacts found in Grand Canyon National Park date to the Paleo-Indian period and are nearly 12,000 years old !?

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