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John Pennington

  • Remains Found - Pending ID
  • Remains Found - Pending ID

About John Pennington's case

According to source,

A search is under way for a missing Kentucky man at Grand Canyon National Park, according to the National Park Service. John Pennington, 40 of Walton, Kentucky, was last known to be on the south rim of the Grand Canyon near Yaki Point, Park Service officials said in a news release. Pennington’s vehicle was found abandoned at Yaki Point on or around Feb. 23, and Park Service officials say he is believed to be traveling alone. He may be currently riding a yellow 2005 Suzuki GSX-R600 motorcycle with Ohio plates, the release stated.

Officials described Pennington as a white man, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds, with hazel eyes and brown hair. A missing persons investigation is ongoing. Officials did not release any additional information. Anyone with information about John Pennington or who has located the yellow motorcycle can call or text the NPS Investigative Services Branch (ISB) Tip Line at 888-653-0009; or provide information online at by clicking “Submit a Tip” or by emailing ISB.

Personal Characteristics

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Gender / Hair / Eyes

Distinguishing Marks

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Profession / Education

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Height / Weight


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Last Known Location

Body Found

Investigative Details

  • Foul Play Suspected: Unknown / Undisclosed
  • Suicide Suspected: Unknown / Undisclosed
  • Cause of Death: Undetermined / Unreleased

Significant Dates

  • Reported Missing: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 (3 years ago)
  • Date Found: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 (3 years ago)

Administrative Details

Monday, January 8, 2024 (5 months ago)

Missing NPF Public Identification Number (MPID) 10218

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