According to WHSV3, HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — Shenandoah National Park (SNP) took to Facebook to share the details of an 18-year-old male that was reportedly last seen at mile 35 on Skyline Drive on the evening of Thursday, April 22, 2021. According to the Facebook post, Ty Sauer, 18, of New Jersey, was last seen wearing a blue hoodie, blue Christmas pajama bottoms and white tennis shoes. SNP’s poster says Sauer is 6′3″ and weighs 187 pounds, with short, dirty blond hair and brown eyes. Sauer also wears glasses. If you believe you may have seen Sauer, you can call 1-800-732-0911.
He was acting strangely. Then he vanished into the Virginia wilderness.: Go to Source (The Washington Post)
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18 years old
Weight: 187 lbs.
Level of Education: HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE
Foul Play Suspected: Unknown / Undisclosed
Suspected Suicide: Unknown / Undisclosed
Cause of Death: Fatal Injury & Hypothermia
Reported missing on April 22, 2021 - 704 days, 10 hours, 1 minutes ago
Found on April 26, 2021 - 699 days, 19 hours, 8 minutes ago
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Apr 23, 2021 at 19:41
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Aug 12, 2022 at 01:29
This case file has been assigned the Missing Persons ID 3944
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Joss LealAugust 12, 2022 at 1:26 am
It should be noted that, according to the Washington Post, Ty also sustained “blunt-force” trauma; no details were reported in the reference: https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/interactive/2022/shenandoah-search-missing-teen-ty-sauer/
Joss LealAugust 12, 2022 at 1:17 am
We have updated this case file to align with public reporting. We have updated the case status from Pending ID to Found Deceased.
Judaea RojoJuly 10, 2021 at 11:07 pm
6/18/21 Update: No updates pertaining to the identification of a body that is believed to be Ty Sauer.
Judaea RojoJuly 10, 2021 at 11:06 pm
4/26/21 Update: Remains found – believed to be those of Ty Sauer. More here: https://www.nbc29.com/2021/04/26/snp-search-year-old-suspended-remains-found/