Several people have gone missing in national parks across the country in the past week

General views of the Grand Tetons on the Snake River on May 28, 2021 in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. AaronP / Bauer-Griffin / GC Images via Getty Images
Several people have been missing in national parks across the country this week.
It is unclear how many people go missing in national parks each year.
There are 29 common cold cases from missing people in national parks that date back to the 1950s.
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Several people went missing in national parks across the country last week when authorities searched for Gabby Petito, a 22-year-old woman who was last heard of during a visit to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
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Petito was reported missing by her mother on September 11th after not hearing from her daughter since receiving a text message on August 30th.
Petito was out with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie before she disappeared. Laundrie returned to his family home in Florida without Petito on September 1, but has also been reported missing since then.
Others have been missing in Grand Teton in the past few weeks. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reported that Robert "Bob" Lowery, 46, of Texas, has been missing since August 20.
Even more have been missing in national parks across the country since September 12th. Authorities in Grand Canyon National Park conducted aerial and ground searches to find Clifton "Cliff" Beck, 66, of Maryland, after he was reported missing last Sunday. Beck, who was hiking alone, was found alive on Friday, authorities said.
In Washington, officials are looking for Jerren Fisher, 26, who was due to return from a solo hike in Olympic National Park on September 12.
On Thursday, September 16, two kayakers were reported missing at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan. MLive reported that one died during search and rescue operations on Friday and the Associated Press reported on Saturday that the second body was found. Officials gave no names.
Last weekend, officials said that 31-year-old Joel Thomazin, from California, went missing in Yosemite National Park after never coming home from a solo hike that was supposed to end on Sept. 9, KNTV reported.
There's no database of how many people go missing in national parks each year, but the National Parks Service has at least 29 cases of colds from people who have gone missing and have not yet been found, with the oldest case dating back to 1958.
The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System reported that more than 600,000 people are missing in the US each year, but most are quickly found "alive and well", but there are tens of thousands of cold cases where someone is missing for more than a year .
As of Saturday, there were 20,685 open cases of missing people in the United States.
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