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Grand Canyon Rangers Seek Public’s Assistance Locating Missing Man

SHAW, JOSEPH OSTERMANN
47-year old Shaw Joseph Ostermann
Photo courtesy of Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles

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News Release Date: April 17, 2012
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958

Grand Canyon, Ariz. - Rangers in Grand Canyon National Park are seeking the public's assistance in locating 47-year old Shaw Joseph Ostermann of Tempe, Arizona.

Rangers began searching for Ostermann this week after becoming suspicious that his car, a white 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass, had been abandoned in a parking lot adjacent to the Grand Canyon Visitor Center on the South Rim of the park. In the course of their investigations, rangers determined that Ostermann was last seen by his family on March 12. 47-year old Shaw Joseph Ostermann.

Ostermann is 47 years old with thinning brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighs approximately 220 pounds, and usually wears glasses.

If you believe you have seen Shaw Ostermann since March 12 or that you have information which might help rangers locate him, please contact the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center at 928-638-7805.

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Did You Know?

GRAND CANYON ROCKS

The more recent Kaibab limestone caprock, on the rims of the Grand Canyon, formed 270 million years ago. In contrast, the oldest rocks within the Inner Gorge at the bottom of Grand Canyon date to 1.84 billion years ago. Geologists currently estimate the age of Earth at 4.5 billion years.