A comprehensive National Park missing persons database

Our ‘News‘ category features in-depth information concerning those who are listed in our database. These articles are linked to the database content, which can be found both in the header and under the image associated with that article.

Use the explore page to browse and filter through our database for the most relevant case files which match your query.

There is currently no centralized database for those who have gone missing in National Parks and/or Forests at the federal level.

We have established this listing in an effort to provide a holistic measure of assistance, both to inform future search efforts and to establish an assistive resource for those who are currently living with the loss of a loved one. 

Missing NPF supports the call for federal agencies to establish, maintain, and share a full listing of those missing in U.S. National Parks and Forests. Meanwhile, we have established our own, and seek your collaboration in providing a meaningfully-detailed source by which to expand public knowledge, identify trends, and empower future search efforts. Join us on this mission.

Start an account at Missing NPF and contribute important information to our case files. 

The Comment/Review System:

Our Comment and Review system allows you to leave a message on any post we make. We’ve made it so easy, that all you need to do is enter your email address; you don’t even have to be a “user/member” of Missing NPF to comment in our system.

All comments/reviews are reviewed daily and are subject to evaluation prior to publishing.

“My Account”

From your account portal, you will be able to save bookmarks and interact with our messaging platform.

You can create an account here.

Searching for the information you’d like to see has never been easier on our website. Our instant results explore page lets you browse through all data – or any subset of data – depending on your criteria.

Want to search the whole site for the most relevant result? Take a look at our new dynamic site-search page!

At any point in time, data available on Missing NPF should be considered incomplete. Missing NPF has a backlog of missing person cases that have yet to be added to the database; we are working hard to assess and release these case files into the database as quickly as we can, staying careful to ensure that only the most accurate data is disseminated.

Recently Modified Case Files

‘Recently modified case files’ references only case files in the database content area of Missing NPF, and does not include News articles. To search all case files and render full results, please use our Explore page.

According to The Spectrum, Searchers inside Zion National Park were still looking late Thursday for a 79-year-old man who had gone missing

According to CHRON, The woman was found after a 16-hour coordinated search Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR), National Park Service

According to Lane County Sheriff’s Office, LCSO Case #21-3669 65 year old Lester Youngs Whitmeyer was last known to be a few

According to the New York Post, Search crews in Yellowstone National Park are looking for an ex-Navy SEAL described as a “monumental hero” who

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, In Lumpkin County, a 15-year-old was swimming with family members Monday afternoon, May 31, 2021, in Dicks

According to PENNLIVE Patriot News, LANOKA HARBOR, N.J. — A 73-year-old man missing for two days was found by searchers in several


Each person listed in our database has their own "record" or "page" on our site where the public-at-large is able to view, comment, bookmark and share. Each "record" is connected with relevant data, like case updates and significant locations for a more holistic review.



A listing of those who are currently missing in federally-managed lands, such as a National Park or Forest.


A listing of those who have been found on federally-managed lands, such as a National Park or Forest.


A listing of those whose identities remain unknown after having been found deceased.

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