New information reported about missing hiker Cian McLaughlin

MOOSE, Wyo. — Yesterday, June 23, Grand Teton National Park received additional information about missing 27-year-old hiker Cian McLaughlin from a Jackson resident who recently returned from an international trip.

The reporting party said they saw McLaughlin on Tuesday, June 8, in the late afternoon/early evening on the trail on the south side of the Bradley/Taggart moraine. The individual reported McLaughlin was headed south towards Taggart Lake and had a conversation with McLaughlin. He described where he worked, that he’s from Ireland, and currently living in Jackson. The reporting party continued hiking towards Bradley Lake and did not see McLaughlin again that evening.

According to the park, as a result of this new information, the park made additional search efforts around Bradley Lake and Taggart Lake. Park staff also searched the Phelps Lake area, which McLaughlin reportedly likes to visit. No evidence or clues of McLaughlin’s whereabouts were identified.

The park continues to request any information the public may have that may aid in locating McLaughlin.

McLaughlin’s plans were unknown. He was last seen on June 8 in Grand Teton National Park. He is 6’0″ tall, about 180 lbs with brown eyes and brown collar-length hair. He has a tattoo on his left forearm.

On June 8 McLaughlin was wearing a white short-sleeved shirt, shorts, a bucket hat, round sunglasses and a red watch. He was not wearing a backpack.

Anyone with information regarding McLaughlin’s whereabouts is urged to contact the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch:
Call or text the tip line: 888-653-0009
Online: and click “Submit a Tip”

About The Author

Buckrail @ Lindsay

Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.

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