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Missing Person Search Initiated at Grand Canyon

Missing person for Martin E. O'Connor has photo of a smiling, middle aged man with a bald head. blue eyes, and wearing a blue flannel shirt.

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News Release Date: December 30, 2019

Contact: Lily Daniels, 928-638-7958

Contact: NPS Investigative Services Tip Line, 888-653-0009

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

Martin Edward O'Connor, 58, of La Porte, Texas was last seen on Dec. 22, 2019, at Yavapai Lodge on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. O'Connor is believed to be traveling alone and stayed at Yavapai Lodge from Dec. 17-22. 

O'Connor is described as a white male, 5'10" in height, 145 pounds, with blue eyes and is bald. He is thought to be wearing Carhartt-style work clothing and a blue plaid shirt.

Grand Canyon rangers are asking anyone who may have seen or talked to Martin O'Connor 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: e-mail us.

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


Last updated: December 31, 2019

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