body of missing man from Texas found in Grand Teton National Park | Regional news
Search teams today found the body of missing 26-year-old Texas Jared Hembree in Grand Teton National Park. His body was found near Uhl Hill in the eastern part of the park.
Rangers arrived at the scene and recovered Hembree’s remains. The National Park Service and the Teton County Sheriff’s Office are investigating what happened.
A search was launched on Thursday, October 21, after law enforcement at the park received a call expressing concern over Hembree’s well-being after interacting with him outside of the eastern boundary of the park. Hembree’s vehicle was found unattended in the Game Warden Point parking lot in the eastern part of the park.
The intensive four-day search involved more than eighty members. Grand Teton Park staff, Teton County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) members, Teton County Search and Rescue (TCSAR) members, Teton County Idaho Search and Rescue (TCISAR) members, Civil Air Patrol and members of the Wyoming Highway Patrol were all involved in the search efforts. TCSAR provided assistance with a helicopter and a drone. The Civil Air Patrol provided assistance with a fixed-wing aircraft. Search and rescue dog teams and horse teams were also involved.
The park and everyone involved in the research extend their condolences to the family and friends of Jared Hembree.