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Authorities seek help finding man missing in Yosemite

Postby rlown » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:50 am

He's been missing for a while.

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite National Park officials are asking for the public's help in locating a missing man.

KFSN-TV in Fresno reports (http://abc30.tv/1JJopSd ) Tuesday that 39-year-old James Michael Millet Jr. planned a day hike to Upper Yosemite Fall on Aug. 11, and has not returned to his vehicle.

He is described as white, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 170 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

Authorities did not say if he was hiking alone when he went missing.

Anyone who was in the area of North Dome or Upper Yosemite Fall between Aug. 11 and Aug. 15, or who has information on Millet's whereabouts is asked to contact the Yosemite National Park Emergency Communications Center.

Information from: KFSN-TV.


Source: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/44177 ... inding-man



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Re: Authorities seek help finding man missing in Yosemite

Postby maverick » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:42 pm

Learned about this about an hour ago from someone who works for YOSAR, they just learned about this themselves. He was supposed to go on a day hike to Yosemite Falls from Tioga Road, he left a note in his car. Why had no one called the authorities about him missing, 3 weeks is a long time.
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Re: Authorities seek help finding man missing in Yosemite

Postby rlown » Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:13 pm

Pretty sad when the story doesn't even show up on the Yose park alerts.
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Re: Authorities seek help finding man missing in Yosemite

Postby maverick » Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:42 pm

Pretty sad when the story doesn't even show up on the Yose park alerts.


On Yosemite Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YosemiteNPS Posted 11 hrs ago.
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Re: Authorities seek help finding man missing in Yosemite

Postby robow8 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:26 am

http://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/miss ... ceased.htm

Unfortunate ending. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
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Re: Authorities seek help finding man missing in Yosemite

Postby rlown » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:30 am

+1
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Re: Authorities seek help finding man missing in Yosemite

Postby maverick » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:53 am

+1

Question still stands, why did no one call the authorities when this man went missing? He had to have some family, or friends, that should have become suspicious after not hearing from him, and what about his job? Rangers became suspicious after seeking his car parked on Tioga Road for an extended length of time.
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Re: Authorities seek help finding man missing in Yosemite

Postby rlown » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:59 am

3 weeks.. maybe no permit, but the dust after a week on the car would have given it away.

So.. Why we don't get are the details of the accident. we don't even get that from SAR. They just talk about the rescue. That seizure on Whitney.. What happened after?
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Re: Authorities seek help finding man missing in Yosemite

Postby maverick » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:13 pm

They are still investigating the Yosemite case, cannot release anything yet, it could compromise the case Russ.
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Re: Authorities seek help finding man missing in Yosemite

Postby AlmostThere » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:19 pm

All searches are a criminal investigation until they are proved not to be. SOP for law enforcement.
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Re: Authorities seek help finding man missing in Yosemite

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Re: Authorities seek help finding man missing in Yosemite

Postby maverick » Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:18 pm

Yosemite NPS news:

Date: September 3, 2015

Yosemite National Park rangers found the body of James Michael Millett, Jr. on September 1, 2015, two days after discovering a car that had been left at a popular trailhead parking lot for an extended period of time.
Late in the evening on August 30, rangers noticed the car and began investigating to determine if the vehicle belonged to someone on an extended backpacking trip or was abandoned. After ruling out those possibilities, an aerial search for the missing man began on the morning of August 31. Authorities initially searched a large area of rugged terrain leading toward Yosemite Falls, a destination indicated in a note left in the car. Additional information narrowed the search area on the second day, which made it possible for rangers to locate the body of the missing man. The body was airlifted by helicopter from the North Dome area.

Millet, an experienced traveler, was currently living in the Bay Area. An investigation into his death is ongoing.
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