Former Army Ranger Missing in Yosemite Found Dead

Scott Tenczar, the former army ranger and experienced hiker was last seen on July 25 at the Bridgeport Ranger Station, 10 miles east of Yosemite on Highway 395, was found dead on Saturday. His remains were recovered in a remote area in the northeastern portion of the park.




The cause of death is still under investigation.

UPDATE: Scott Tenzcar was found deceased. No further details are available pending completion of an investigation. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends. MISSING PERSON: Scott Tenczar If you were in the area of Robinson Creek, Crown Lake, Matterhorn Canyon, Smedberg Lake, Seavey Pass, or Peeler Lake between July 25 and August 5, 2018, even if you don’t believe you have any information about the missing person, please contact the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch at 888/653-0009. . Scott is a 48-year-old male with brown hair and hazel eyes, 6 ft 1 in tall, and weighing 185 pounds. He uses and wears mostly army-colored items: olive-drab green, tan, and camouflage. He also carries fishing gear. Scott is an experienced hiker and knows the area well. He was last seen at the Bridgeport Ranger Station on July 25, 2018. He planned to backpack from Robinson Creek to Crown Lake, Matterhorn Canyon, Smedberg Lake, Seavey Pass, and Peeler Lake. (This area is not near the Ferguson Fire.) https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/missing.htm

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“Scott Tenzcar was found deceased. No further details are available pending completion of an investigation. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends,” Yosemite National Park said on Instagram.

Tenczar’s plan was to hike from Robinson Creek to Crown Lake, Matterhorn Canyon, Smedberg Lake, Seavey Pass, and Peeler Lake across multiple days. His car was found where he was last seen and rangers officially began their search. A search team equipped with a k9 unit and helicopter conducted a search for weeks with no results, until Saturday.

Tenczar is an Afghanistan veteran and a former army ranger.

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