She came forward as a witness on June 21, 2021, claiming to have spoken to Cian on June 8, 2021, the day he disappeared.
“The individual reported McLaughlin was headed south towards Taggart Lake and had a conversation with McLaughlin where he described where he worked, that he’s from Ireland, and currently living in Jackson,” according to a statement from National Park Service Officials.
Due to her false report more than 500 hours were spent searching the Taggart Lake area of the park where she claimed to have seen Cian.
The woman, 40 year old Heather Mycoskie, was subsequently banned from Grand Teton National Park for five years, and ordered to pay $17,600 in restitution.
Disappearance of Cian McLaughlin
27 year old Cian McLaughlin was last seen in Grand Teton National Park on June 8, 2021.
Potential sightings of Cian on that day were on the trail system that leads towards Garnet Canyon, Surprise and Amphitheater Lakes, and Delta Lake.
Cian failed to turn up for work on June 10, where he worked as a snowboard instructor in Jackson Hole, and was reported missing late in the evening of June 12.
Security footage shows Cian entering Grand Teton National Park through the Moose Entrance station on June 8 at 2:15 pm.
The Teton Interagency Dispatch Center was notified of his disappearance at 7:00 am on the morning of June 13. His vehicle was found later that morning, parked at the Lupine Meadows Trailhead located within Grand Teton National Park.
Authorities traced his phone and found his last cell phone ping was on Teton Park Road near Cottonwood Creek around 3:30 pm on June 8.
Searches of the Garnet Canyon area were conducted with the aid of helicopters and search and rescue dog teams, but no clues as to Cian’s whereabouts were found.
The location of Cian McLaughin, and the circumstances regarding his disappearance, remains unknown.
The National Park Service says no new information has been found regarding his disappearance, and continues to appeal for the public’s assistance in the case. His case remains unsolved.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Cian McLaughlin please contact the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch at (888) 653-0009.