Texas father Robert Lowery, 46, went missing in late August when he went to Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming. He was last seen at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village.
The Bridger-Teton National Forest may sound familiar, as that’s near the same location where Petito’s body was found on Sept. 19.
Petito’s body was found about eight days after she was reported missing. She and her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, had gone on a cross-country road trip. But only Laundrie returned home. Petito’s body was later discovered, with Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue saying she died by homicide.
But the search led authorities to find Lowery’s body. KPRC-TV reports that authorities found a body that matched Lowery’s description outside of the Black Canyon Trail, which is near the Teton Pass.
Petito’s story has made national headlines throughout the last month. But there are “tens of thousands of missing person stories that do not garner such intense interest,” according to CNN.
In fact, there were about 90,000 active missing persons cases in the U.S. by the end of 2020, per CNN. It’s unclear how many of these people, if any, have been found since then.