Active search underway for 45-year-old Gabor Berczi-Tomcsanyi at Grand Canyon’s South Rim

This is a developing story; Missing NPF is will update the associated case file with information as it becomes available and once it has been vetted.

  • Gabor was driving a Honda Accord, located parked at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center
  • No backcountry permit or lodging reservation was in his name
  • Gabor is a Hungarian National

Authorities have begun searching for 45-year-old Gabor Berczi-Tomcsanyi after his silver Honda Accord was located at a Grand Canyon visitor center on August 9, 2021 with his belongings still inside. No signs of Berczi-Tomcsanyi have been uncovered following aerial and ground searches of the park’s South Rim.

According to Las Vegas police Officer, Aden OcampoGomez, Berczi-Tomcsanyi was reported missing July 29 and he stayed at The Mirage resort on the Strip. (Source)

Investigators say vehicles parked in any one of the Grand Canyon’s parking lots for extended periods of time is not uncommon, and there is currently no information leading investigators to search other areas of the park. Gabor is not thought to have a backcountry permit or lodging reservations at the park.

From the NPS,

Grand Canyon, AZ– The National Park Service (NPS) is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

Gabor Berczi-Tomcsanyi, 45, a Hungarian national, is believed to have traveled to the South Rim on or around July 19, 2021. On August 9, 2021, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Detectives contacted Grand Canyon rangers and shortly thereafter, rangers were able to locate Berczi-Tomcsanyi’s vehicle at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center.

He is described as a white male, 6’00″ in height, 176 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair.

Grand Canyon rangers are asking anyone who may have seen or interacted with Berczi-Tomcsanyi 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 A missing person investigation is on-going, no further information is available at this time.


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