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Sister speaks out on physical, mental state of woman found at Zion National Park

Posted at 7:23 AM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 09:42:56-04

More details have emerged in the case of Holly Courtier, the 38-year-old woman found after she had been missing in Zion National Park for 12 days, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

A GoFundMe page created by Courtier’s family said she has suffered from mental health issues in the past and went on the hike at Zion while “not in the best frame of mind.”

“She did not intend to become injured or so weak on her journey,” the page reads. “Nor, did she intend for her trip to become a search and rescue effort. If Holly was not found when she was, she would have died.”

Jamie Strong, Courtier’s sister, said in an interview with Today that Courtier had lost between 15 and 18 pounds after not eating or drinking for 12 days. Strong also said that two days prior to her leaving for Zion, she hadn’t eaten for two days because she was fasting.

Click here to read the full report from The Salt Lake Tribune.