By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
The remains of a person matching the description of a Texas man last seen in late August near Jackson were found on Tuesday, Teton County Search and Rescue announced.
What is believed to be the body of Robert “Bob” Lowery was found Tuesday afternoon on a steep, timbered slope on Teton Pass, the team said.
Lowery was last seen on the Black Canyon Trail near Wilson at around 2:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20.
The body discovered Tuesday was found with a black Nike duffle bag “significantly” off the trail on a steep, wooded slope, according to the search and rescue team.
Volunteers spent Tuesday afternoon recovering the body from the mountainside.
The Lowery family has been notified of the discovery.
More than 25 people and three dog teams from the region helped search for Lowery. Collectively, the search teams hiked more than 75 miles and covered 22,500 feet in elevation.
Calls for assistance in locating Lowery went out in early September, a little more than two weeks after he was last seen by two hikers on the Black Canyon Trail who described Lowery as sitting on a big rock along the trail.
The Black Canyon Trail is more than 12 miles and does not offer any campsites, just lots of wilderness. It is also more known as a trail for mountain bikers than hikers.
The missing man flew to Jackson from Houston on Aug. 19. Lowery’s sister Leigh Lowery said her brother is the loving father of two children with whom he had daily contact, and it was unusual for him to be out of touch with his children for so long.