MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY â€“ Today, park search crews located the body of Jeff Murphy who was missing near the parkâ€™s North Entrance. Mr. Murphyâ€™s death appears to have resulted from a fall on Turkey Pen Peak.
â€œAll of us at Yellowstone extend our sympathy to the Murphy family for their tragic loss,â€ said Superintendent Dan Wenk.
At its peak, the search involved eight hiking teams, five dog teams, four horse teams, and a helicopter.
The Rescue Creek Trail, which had been closed due to this search, is open. However, visitors should anticipate temporary closures in the area until the investigation is complete.