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Search underway for woman missing in Zion National Park

Posted at 10:21 AM, Oct 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-11 23:53:14-04

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah — National Park rangers are asking for help finding a woman who has gone missing in Zion National Park.

She is 38-year-old Holly Suzanne Courtier and was last seen in the park Tuesday October 6 around 1:30 p.m.

According to a post on the NPS Investigative Services Branch Facebook page, Courtier was dropped off at the Grotto parking area by a private shuttle, and was scheduled to be picked up at 4:40 p.m. that same day. She did not return for her scheduled pickup.

Courtier is 5 feet 3 inches tall, and weighs approximately 125 pounds. She has brown hair and blue eyes.

Her intended travel plan from the Grotto parking area and her current whereabouts are unknown. An active search for her is underway in Zion National Park, and US Park Rangers are investigating this missing person case with the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Information from other hikers and visitors is often very valuable for missing person investigations. If you may have seen Courtier, if you have information that could help locate her, or if you were in the area of the Grotto on October 6, please contact investigators.

Call or text ISB Tip Line at 888-653-0009⁣⁣ or leave an online tip here.

Zion National Park later posted on Facebook that she may be wearing or in possession of the following items:

  • A gray Pistil trucker hat
  • A black Patagonia "Nano Puff" jacket
  • A dark-colored tank top
  • Gray Danner Trail hiking boots
  • A blue Osprey multi-may pack
  • A cream Kuhl open-front hoody
  • A Rumple Nanoloft puffy blanket
  • A camouflage double-size hammock