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Man Reported Missing in Shenandoah National Park

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Date: December 21, 2022
Contact: Claire Comer, 540-999-3500 ex. 3183

66-year-old male. 5'7" 125 lb. Gray beard.

LURAY, VA – Shenandoah National Park is investigating a missing person report for James Alan Cattley. Mr. Cattley was reported missing on December 12. His vehicle was discovered in the park December 15.

Mr. Cattley’s vehicle was found at Turk Gap Parking at mile 94.1 on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. He had filed a backcountry permit on September 22 for seven nights on the Appalachian Trail with an anticipated exit of October 6.

Information from park visitors is often helpful in locating missing persons. If you have information about Mr. Cattley or you have been in the area of Turk Mountain since September 22, please contact the ISB tip line: 888-653-0009 or online at or email

Last updated: December 21, 2022

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