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Missing Person Search Initiated at South Rim of Grand Canyon

Missing Person Poster-Charles Lyon
Missing Person Flyer-Charles LYON

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News Release Date: June 14, 2021

Contact: Joelle Baird, 928-606-3154

The National Park Service (NPS) is conducting a missing person search at Grand Canyon National Park.

Charles Lyon, 49, of Tyler, Texas, was last seen at the Best Western hotel in Tusayan, Arizona on June 10, 2021. Lyon abandoned his vehicle on the South Rim along Desert View Drive near Lipan Point on or around June 11, 2021 and is believed to be traveling alone.He is described as a white male, 6’3" in height, 177 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair.

Grand Canyon rangers are asking anyone who may have seen or talked to Charles Lyon to please call or text the NPS Investigative Services Branch (ISB) Tip Line at 888-653-0009; or online at by clicking "Submit a Tip" or by email at .

A missing person investigation is on-going; no further information is available at this time. 

Last updated: December 14, 2021

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