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Missing person search initiated at Joshua Tree National Park

Missing person's flyer with three photos of a man, 6'3", brown hair, brown eyes, one photo he's on a trail.

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News Release Date: May 6, 2023

Contact: Hannah Schwalbe, 760-367-5555

The National Park Service is conducting a missing person search in Joshua Tree National Park. 

Trammell Evans, 25, was last seen when he was dropped off at the Black Rock Campground on April 30, 2023, and he is believed to be traveling alone. Evans is an avid hiker. The park initiated a search and rescue yesterday, May 5, 2023, for Evans after he was reported as overdue from his trip.  

He is described as a white male, 6’3”, 190 pounds, with brown eyes, brown/red hair, and facial hair. He was last seen wearing a silver/light grey sun hoodie, black puffy vest, blue shorts, blue shoes, black backpack, and a dark green beanie.  

Park rangers are asking anyone who may have seen or talked to Trammell Evans, please submit a tip:
Call or text the NPS-wide Tip Line 888-653-0009

A missing person investigation and search and rescue are ongoing; no further information is available at this time.   


Last updated: May 7, 2023

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