Grand Canyon National Park Rangers Respond to 9-1-1 call in a housing area within the park and discover two deceased bodies
Contact: Maureen Oltrogge, 928-638-7779
Grand Canyon, Ariz. - This morning at approximately 12:30 a.m., Grand Canyon National Park rangers responded to a 9-1-1 call in a housing area within the park and discovered two deceased bodies.
The 9-1-1 call was made to the Grand Canyon National Park Regional Communications Center.
Park rangers have secured the scene and will be conducting an investigation with support from the Federal Bureau of Investigations Evidence Response Team.
The names of the victims are being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.
No further details are available at this time. Additional details will be provided as they do become available.
The Grand Canyon Incident Information Center will be activated later this morning. The Center will be staff with information officers to provide information to the public and Grand Canyon/Tusayan Community members. The phone number for the Center is 928-638-7922. A recorded message will also be available at 928-638-7688, once the Center is staffed. It is anticipated that the Center will be staffed by 7:00 a.m.
Media calls should be directed to the Grand Canyon Public Affairs Office at 928-638-7779.
Did You Know?
Within the Grand Canyon, the type and abundance of organisms is directly related to the presence or absence of water. The Colorado River and its tributaries, as well as springs, seeps, stock tanks and ephemeral pools provide oases to flora and fauna in this semi-arid southwest desert area.