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Missing Person Search Underway on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park

Coleman located
Missing Person-Stephen Coleman

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News Release Date: February 6, 2021

Contact: Joelle Baird, 928-606-3154

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.

Stephen Coleman, 60, of Portland, Maine was last seen on Dec. 20, 2020, on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Coleman is believed to be traveling alone and indicated he was going hiking in the Grand Canyon. Coleman’s whereabouts are unknown and he may have been transient and traveling in the Arizona area from Maine.   

Coleman is described as a black male, 6'00" in height, 160 pounds, with brown eyes and is bald with brown hair.

Grand Canyon rangers are asking anyone who may have seen or talked to Stephen Coleman 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. 

2/7/21 Update: On February 7 at approximately 12 p.m., Stephen Coleman was located outside of Grand Canyon National Park. Coleman was safe, in good health, and is no longer considered a missing person. 

Grand Canyon National Park rangers would like to thank the public for their assistance and cooperation during this missing person search. 

Missing Person Flyer
Missing Person Flyer-Stephen Coleman


Missing Person-Stephen Coleman

Last updated: February 7, 2021

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Grand Canyon, AZ 86023



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