Missing 16-year-old girl found safe at Grand Teton National Park

Missing 16-year-old girl found safe at Grand Teton National Park

(Teton Interagency Dispatch Center via EastIdahoNews.com)



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MOOSE, WY. — A 16-year-old Ohio girl who was reported missing on Thursday at Grand Teton Nation National Park was found safe on Saturday, park officials confirmed.

Fauna Jackson, 16, was found near the Snake River Overlook on Saturday morning, approximately 3-4 miles from the point where she was last seen, according to a park press release. Jackson was uninjured and taken to a hospital to be evaluated.

When approached by law enforcement officials, Jackson fled, park officials said. Jackson changed her appearance by cutting and dying her hair and has changed clothes.

The details of the incident are under investigation, officials said.

"We are relieved and very grateful that Fauna has been found," said Grand Teton National Park superintendent David Vela.

Officials received a report of a possible sighting of Jackson on Friday evening. Rescuers redoubled their efforts on Friday after they found her hiking boot.

Contributing: Associated Press

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