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Body of Texas man missing since August found in Wyoming at base of Teton Pass

Robert Lowery. (Teton County Sheriff's Office)

CASPER, Wyo. — Teton County Search and Rescue said on Tuesday, September 28 that the body of Houston, Texas man Robert “Bob” Lowery, 46, was located at the base of Teton Pass in Wyoming by a search team. Lowery’s family has been notified.

Lowery hadn’t been seen since August 20 and an investigation into his whereabouts had been ongoing within the Teton County Sheriff’s Office, according to the Teton County Search and Rescue press release.

The cause of Lowery’s death is unknown.

His body was discovered by a search team that had searched the area for about four hours on foot on Tuesday before locating the body on a “steep, timbered slope.”

“On the search were 25 volunteers, along with three dog teams from the region, including from Jackson Hole Search Dogs and another from Driggs, Idaho,” Teton County Search and Rescue said.

While an investigation into Lowery’s whereabouts had been ongoing, Teton County Search and Rescue said that recent clues prompted the search and rescue team callout.

“The widespread news coverage of the Gabby Petito search helped bring light to Lowery’s case, and resulted in at least two members of the public calling local authorities this past weekend with new information about his possible last seen point,” Teton County Search and Rescue said. “The new information put Lowery on the Black Canyon Trail, wearing a black baseball cap with a gold P, and carrying a black duffle bag with the Nike logo. Given this new information, TCSAR initiated a response.”

“The volunteers split into seven teams and combed the thick timbered area surrounding Black Canyon, a popular hiking and mountain biking trail in the summer. At about 1 p.m., a dog team located a body and black Nike duffle bag significantly off trail on a steep, wooded slope. Volunteers spent Tuesday afternoon recovering the body from the mountainside. Collectively, the search teams hiked more than 75 miles and covered 22,500 feet in elevation. TCSAR offers its gratitude to all those who helped in the search, and sends its most sincere condolences to the family of the deceased.”