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Missing Hiker - Diana Zacarias

Posted: Apr 04 2016 1:25 pm
by MarcyBeta
Monday April 4th
If you're hiking in the grand canyon area, please be on the look out for Diana Zacarias, she missed her flight and we have not had any contact with her since. She is female about 5'5 brown short hair, skinny. her phone might be dead so may need assistance.
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Wednesday April 6th
Grand Canyon News Release
Release date: Immediate

Contact(s): Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski

Phone number(s): (928) 638-7958

Date: April 6, 2016

Missing Woman at South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park


Grand Canyon, Ariz. – On Sunday, April 3 the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a phone call reporting a missing individual last known to be at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

Diana Zacarias, of Natchitoches, LA, was reported missing by a family member. Zacarias arrived on the South Rim via the Arizona Shuttle on April 2 and was dropped off at the Maswick Lodge. She is believed to have visited Yaki Point and Lookout Studio. Zacarias is described as 22 years old, 5’2, 104 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink hat, purple fleece, black rimmed glasses and possibly carrying a small green backpack.

The National Park Service is currently conducting a Search and Rescue operation. A missing persons investigation is on-going. No further information is available at this time. Any individual with information on the location of Diane Zacarias should contact the National Park Service Silent Witness Line at 928-638-7840.



-NPS-
Public Affairs Office
Grand Canyon National Park

Re: Missing Hiker - Diana Zacarias

Posted: Apr 04 2016 1:40 pm
by joebartels
Sorry to hear. You have reported this, correct? Do you have a more specific area, Grand Canyon is a large area.

Re: Missing Hiker - Diana Zacarias

Posted: Apr 04 2016 3:15 pm
by te_wa
approximate age and clothing worn may help.

Re: Missing Hiker - Diana Zacarias

Posted: Apr 04 2016 3:35 pm
by MarcyBeta
Early 20s last seen wearing purple jacket and pink hat

Re: Missing Hiker - Diana Zacarias

Posted: Apr 04 2016 3:37 pm
by MarcyBeta
Update****
Last picture taken in Grand Canyon.

Re: Missing Hiker - Diana Zacarias

Posted: Apr 04 2016 3:39 pm
by MarcyBeta
@joebartels
Yes we have reported her. She may have left the area already an I can't provide specific location. We just have a photo to go by

Re: Missing Hiker - Diana Zacarias

Posted: Apr 04 2016 4:55 pm
by hikeaz
MarcyBeta wrote:@joebartels
Yes we have reported her. She may have left the area already an I can't provide specific location. We just have a photo to go by
Car rental?
Credit Card/Debit/cell phone GPS activity? (Likely need L.E. for leverage)
She use facebook, etc?

Re: Missing Hiker - Diana Zacarias

Posted: Apr 04 2016 6:39 pm
by MarcyBeta
No recent Facebook activity but was active prior to missing.
and if she still in the canyon they'll be no card activity but that is something to consider. Thanks!

Re: Missing Hiker - Diana Zacarias

Posted: Apr 04 2016 7:58 pm
by Sredfield
What it the Park Service doing? Do they have Search and Rescue operations going?

Re: Missing Hiker - Diana Zacarias

Posted: Apr 04 2016 10:27 pm
by sirena
@MarcyBeta

Hi there- I was surprised to see when I opened the picture that it was someone who looked familiar. Diana sat behind me on the 6:15pm Arizona Shuttle from Maswik Lodge at Grand Canyon to Flagstaff on Friday, April 1st. She got dropped off at the Amtrak station. She was wearing the purple jacket in the photo.

I wasn't sure my memory was serving me right so I called Arizona Shuttle and they confirmed the name.

Hope this helps to find her!

Sirena

Re: Missing Hiker - Diana Zacarias

Posted: Apr 05 2016 6:21 am
by MarcyBeta
@sirena
Thank you

Re: Missing Hiker - Diana Zacarias

Posted: Apr 05 2016 6:23 am
by MarcyBeta
My uncle is currently looking into getting a helicopter to aid in search. I'm going to make flyers

Re: Missing Hiker - Diana Zacarias

Posted: Apr 05 2016 7:35 am
by MarcyBeta
Please share to help spread the word.

Re: Missing Hiker - Diana Zacarias

Posted: Apr 05 2016 10:55 am
by ddgrunning
sirena wrote:Hi there- I was surprised to see when I opened the picture that it was someone who looked familiar. Diana sat behind me on the 6:15pm Arizona Shuttle from Maswik Lodge at Grand Canyon to Flagstaff on Friday, April 1st. She got dropped off at the Amtrak station. She was wearing the purple jacket in the photo.
Based on Sirena's information, it doesn't sound like she was at the Grand Canyon on April 2 (as the flyer suggests), but rather had left the GC for Flagtstaff and on a train to somewhere else on April 1. (?)

Re: Missing Hiker - Diana Zacarias

Posted: Apr 05 2016 11:52 am
by Hansenaz
@ddgrunning
That's the way I read it too....

Re: Missing Hiker - Diana Zacarias

Posted: Apr 05 2016 1:37 pm
by Hippy
It'd be easier if she was still at the Canyon! Once you throw a city into the mix... I wish for a positive outcome.

Re: Missing Hiker - Diana Zacarias

Posted: Apr 05 2016 5:42 pm
by azbackpackr
Yeah it seems clear to me what Sirena meant.

Re: Missing Hiker - Diana Zacarias

Posted: Apr 05 2016 7:31 pm
by big_load
I hope she's just off on an improvised road trip.

Re: Missing Hiker - Diana Zacarias

Posted: Apr 06 2016 7:50 am
by azbackpackr
But apparently the family/friends didn't understand Sirena saw her LEAVING the Grand Canyon area on April 1, and she called and confirmed it with Arizona Shuttle. I saw on another page that they are still trying to get the Park to look for her there.

They ought to be interviewing the Arizona Shuttle driver instead. And just because she was dropped off at Amtrak in Flagstaff doesn't mean she took the train. That is the only place you CAN be dropped off by AZ Shuttle service, as far as I know. I've used the Shuttle before and you had to catch it at the Amtrak station. From Amtrak station you can walk to lodgings in Flagstaff, of course. You can also catch a Greyhound in Flagstaff. Lots of possibilities.

Re: Missing Hiker - Diana Zacarias

Posted: Apr 06 2016 8:54 am
by big_load
@azbackpackr


Yes, if Arizona Shuttle has confirmed, search materials should describer her as last seen at Flagstaff Amtrak Station 4/1. Hopefully someone has spoken to the driver.