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Search Underway for Missing Oklahoma Man

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Date: June 1, 2010
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2013

 

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2010  10-041   
Al Nash (307) 344-2015

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
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Search Underway In Yellowstone For Missing Oklahoma Man

A search is underway in Yellowstone National Park for an Oklahoma man missing since Monday.

Peter Louis Kastner, 25, is from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  

During a routine patrol early Monday morning, rangers found a 2010 Red Cadillac STS sedan with Oklahoma license plates parked at the Hellroaring Trailhead, 3.5 miles west of Tower Junction.

The vehicle, which had obviously been parked overnight, was not associated with an overnight backcountry permit. A check showed Kastner had rented the vehicle several days earlier. Limited personal belongings were discovered in the car.

A preliminary search and questioning of hikers, backpackers, and area businesses have failed to turn up any information on Kastner’s whereabouts. Dog teams are being added to the search effort this afternoon.

Kastner is described as 6 foot 1 inch tall; 185 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Rangers believe Kastner may have been in the area for up to two weeks, and may not have been using his own name in any contact with individuals or businesses. 

Anyone with information regarding Kastner is asked to call Yellowstone National Park at
307-344-7381.

- www.nps.gov/yell -

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