About Vincent Djie's case
The search for Vincent Djie remains ongoing. Vincent was last seen hiking the Van Trump Trail toward Mildred Point near Longmire in Mount Rainier National Park.
He, along with 3 other men – all in their 20s – went missing around the same time: Matthew Bunker (whose body was recovered at the base of Liberty Ridge), Talan Sabbagh (whose body was recovered in an off-trail drainage near Paradise) and Sam Dubal (last known to be hiking the along the Mowich Lake area of Mount Rainier) went missing at separate times between June 19, 2020 and October 9, 2020.
According to his LinkedIn Profile, Djie was a Production Associate at West Seattle Foods, and described himself as:
“Responsible, motivated and team-oriented individual with experience in the marketing mix of products and compiling Big Data into reports and presentations. Highly educated, possessing a Bachelor’s and recently acquired a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Bilingual in English and Indonesian, with an intermediate understanding of Chinese and conversational Japanese.”
Djie is described as 5 feet 5 inches tall with black hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt, black pants and carrying a dark blue draw-string backpack, Wold said. He is an Indonesian student who had been living in Seattle.
Originally released by the NPS:
June 23, 2020, Search 1 of 2, Longmire
Longmire, WA—A search is underway for an overdue hiker in the Longmire area of Mount Rainier National Park. Teams are searching Longmire trails for Vincent Djie, a 25-year-old Indonesian student, who has been living in Seattle.
Djie hiked the Alta Vista Trail at Paradise on June 18, and he was last seen the afternoon of Friday, June 19, hiking the Van Trump Trail toward Mildred Point. Djie failed to return home on June 19th and was reported missing to the Pierce County Sherriff’s Office. On Monday, June 22, a “Be On The Look Out” or BOLO was issued by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office for Djie’s vehicle which was subsequently found at Longmire, within Mount Rainier National Park. Djie was wearing black pants, and a blue and white tie dye shirt, and carrying a small drawstring-type bag. If you have any information regarding his current location, please call (360) 569-6683.
Park rangers and volunteers from the Tacoma Mountain Rescue are conducting ground and aerial searches, as well as utilizing Forward Looking Infrared Rader, or FLIR, to detect any heat signatures being emitted in the area. Currently, most park trails are melted out to approximately 5,000 feet elevation, with patchy snow on trails and drainages at lower elevations.
Weather on Friday was warm and dry, with a cold front bringing unsettled, cooler weather on Saturday and Sunday with 1/4″ of precipitation and poor visibility above 6000 feet. Monday saw a return of calm, sunny weather. Tuesday is expected to again be warm and dry with a high of 79 at Longmire. Cloud cover will increase late in the day, marking the approach of the next frontal system. The frontal system will pass across the area on Wednesday, bringing a threat for a few light showers to the park.
The park is working closely with the Indonesian Consulate in San Francisco, CA and family members. Tacoma Mountain Rescue, Volcano Rescue Team, and Mount Rainier National Park Search & Rescue teams are currently involved in the search. This operation is one of two major searches currently underway in the park.
If you have any information pertaining to this case, you are urged to contact the National Park Service.
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