Expect Dry Conditions and Warm Temperatures Through the First Half of This Week
Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »
Two Bats Collected in the Park Have Tested Positive for Rabies
One on the North Kaibab Trail and the other at Tusayan Ruin/Museum. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please call 928-638-7767. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. More »
Presumptive identification made on bodies discovered in Grand Canyon
Contact: Maureen Oltrogge, 928-638-7779
Grand Canyon, Ariz. – The two bodies discovered in a residential trailer park within Grand Canyon National Park yesterday have been identified as Laurent “Maverick” Gaudreau, 82, and Shirley Gaudreau, 73, both from Grand Canyon, Ariz.
Park rangers responded early yesterday morning to a 9-1-1 call and found the bodies, a male and female inside their mobile home. Initial investigations indicate the two likely died as a result of a murder/suicide. The bodies were transported late last night to the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office, located in Flagstaff, Ariz. Presumptive identification was made this morning based on circumstantial evidence, and from marks on scars on the bodies.
An investigation is being conducted by the National Park Service with support from the Federal Bureau of Investigations Evidence Response Team.
Did You Know?
Within the Grand Canyon, the rugged, V-shaped Inner Gorge rises darkly from the Colorado River. The broad shelf above it is the Tonto Platform, which spreads like a green blanket across both sides of the canyon. The Inner Gorge achieves a depth of over 1200 feet (366m)