Name: Cian McLaughlin
Age: 27 years old
Last seen: June 8, 2021
Location: Moose, Wyoming/Grand Teton National Park
Status: Still missing
27 year old Cian McLaughlin was last seen in Grand Teton National Park on June 8, 2021. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Cian held dual citizenship and was living and working as a snowboard instructor in Jackson, Wyoming at the time of his disappearance.
Described by friends and family as easy going and friendly, Cian loved the outdoors and was a trained musician.
On the morning of his disappearance he texted friends, attempted to facetime with his mother in Ireland, and appeared to be in good spirits.
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.
Woman Fined For Providing False Information in McLaughlin Search
“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.
Additional searches near Taggart Lake and Bradley Lake were conducted after the woman came forward, but no new clues or evidence as to Cian’s whereabouts were located.
The woman was later charged for knowingly providing false information, banned from the park for five years, and ordered to pay $17,600 in restitution. Over 500 hours were spent conducting searches near Taggart Lake based on the false information she provided.
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.
Caucasian male with brown collar length hair and brown eyes. He stands 6’0 and weighs 180 pounds.
Cian has an Irish accent, a large colored tattoo on his left forearm, and a bottle tattoo on his upper right arm.
He was wearing a white t-shirt, a pair of unknown color shorts, a red Apple Watch, wire-rimmed sunglasses with round lenses, a silver necklace, and a bucket hat when he disappeared. He had his red iPhone 12 Mini with him, and was not carrying a backpack.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Cian McLaughlin please contact the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch at (888) 653-0009.
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News & Media Links
Park Responds to New Information in Search of Missing Hiker – NPS
US Authorities Receive New Information in Search for Missing Irishman – The Irish Times
Updated Flyer Issued In Search For Missing Man in Wyoming – The Journal
Newly Reported Sightings of Cian McLaughlin Refocus Search Team in Wyoming – Independent
Family Issues Fresh Appeal to Find Missing Irish Man Cian McLaughlin – Irish Central
Mother Leading Search For Missing Son – News Nation
New Searches Carried Out For Missing Dubliner – The Irish Sun
Mother in Appeal Over Missing Hiker Cian McLaughlin – RTE
New Information Reveals Cian McLaughlin Was Spotted Later On The Day He Disappeared – Sunday World
Family Pleads For Help In Finding Man Missing from Grand Teton National Park – East Idaho News
Search For Missing 27 Year Old Enters Third Day – NPS
Updated Information On Missing Man As Search Continues – NPS
Woman Fined For Lying to Officials in Cian McLaughlin Search – RTE
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