Expect Cooler Nights with No Precipitation through the Remainder of the 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. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please follow this link. 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?
During the summer months temperatures within the Grand Canyon are extremely high. Plan your day so you are not hiking between the hours of 10am and 4pm. Take a break near shade and water to avoid the worst heat of day. Enjoy a predawn start and a late afternoon finish. More...