MOOSE, Wyo. — A 16-year-old girl who went missing in Grand Teton National Park and fled when authorities tried to rescue her is in protective custody and will be reunited with her parents.
Fauna Jackson of Cincinnati, Ohio, had been traveling in Grand Teton with the national organization Groundwork USA. Her parents were in Cincinnati and are on their way to Teton County, Wyoming, according to the Teton County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities have said little about her disappearance.
The National Park Service said Jackson changed her appearance by cutting and dying her hair and changing her clothes after she disappeared while working on a trail project in the national park on Thursday.
She was found Saturday about 4 miles from the work site, and she was taken to a hospital for observation.