Alexander Lofgren, 32, and his girlfriend Emily Henkel,27, of Arizona were reported missing on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, according to a press release from the Inyo County Sheriff's Office.
The couple was expected to return from their trip on April 4, 2021. On Wednesday, officials searched for the couple near the park, and attractions along the Death Valley Highway 190. They also used "Lofgren's backcountry itinerary" for guidance during the search, the press release said.
The couple was not found that Wednesday.
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32 years old
Sexual Orientation: HETEROSEXUAL
Professional Affiliation: FEDERAL / STATE
Foul Play Suspected: No
Suspected Suicide: No
Cause of Death: Undetermined / Unreleased
Reported missing on April 6, 2021 - 724 days, 20 hours, 58 minutes ago
Found on April 8, 2021 - 722 days, 9 hours, 18 minutes ago
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Apr 12, 2021 at 12:55
This case file was last modified on
Jun 20, 2021 at 16:18
This case file has been assigned the Missing Persons ID 3644
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Judaea RojoJuly 10, 2021 at 10:56 pm
4/12/21 Update: Direct quote, “an investigation into Lofgren’s “cause and manner of death” is ongoing, according to the sheriff.” Missing NPF will follow this case and report on any new developments. More here: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/arizona-congressional-aide-found-dead-girlfriend-rescued-death-valley-national-n1263717
Judaea RojoJuly 10, 2021 at 10:55 pm
4/8/21 Update: Couple Emily Henkel and Alexander Lofgren have been located. More here: https://www.insider.com/arizona-congressional-aide-discovered-dead-after-camping-trip-2021-4