By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Authorities are searching for a Richmond, Virginia woman who was last seen in Glacier National Park in Montana earlier this week.
Jennifer “Jenn” Coleman is believed to have been hiking around Logan Pass on Monday or Tuesday. She is 5-foot, 6-inches tall, weighs 135 pounds and has blond, shoulder-length hair and blue eyes.
She was last heard from around noon Monday, according to the AWARE Foundation, an organization that assists in locating missing people.
According to a Montana TV station, park rangers found Coleman’s car in the Logan Pass parking lot this week.
A local newspaper reported that Coleman could have been hiking the Highline Trail. Park officials are seeking information from anyone who might have seen her in a particular area in order to focus their search efforts.
The AWARE Foundation said a welfare check was done at her campsite by the local sheriff’s office where they discovered her belongings. Coleman was on vacation and was set to pick up her dogs from a boarding facility the following day, but she never showed up to get them.
According to a missing persons poster, the boarding facility contacted her family when her dogs were not picked up.
She was wearing a watch enabled with a GPS that was synced to her cell phone, but her phone appears to be dead.
Park rangers and a helicopter are being used to search for Coleman.
Coleman’s LinkedIn profile describes her a Director of Compliance and Enforcement at the Virginia Department of Health.
If anyone has information on Coleman’s disappearance, please call the Glacier National Park tip line at 406-888-7077.
This is not the first case of someone disappearing in a national park this summer. Cian McLaughlin, 27, went hiking in Grand Teton National Park earlier this year, and hasn’t been seen since.
Tatum Morrell, 23, went missing in the Beartooth Mountains, but she was found later, deceased.