Welcome to Jacob Gray's missing-person website

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Incident

 
   
 
   
 
   
  Jacob Randall Gray, age 22, missing along the Sol Duc River in Olympic National Park since April 6, 2017
   

Jacob Randall Gray, age 22, went missing on April 6, 2017 as he was passing through Olympic National Park — near Port Angeles, Washington — on a cross-country bicycle trip from Washington to Vermont, where he planned to visit his brother.

 
Click here to view high-resolution imagery of where Olympic National Park is located in Washington (Annotated map courtesy of SeattleTimes.com)

Jacob's bike, bike trailer, and assorted camping gear were found on the shoulder of the Sol Duc Hot Springs Road, which parallels the Sol Duc River, in Olympic National Park, in Jefferson County.

 
Click here to view high-resolution imagery of where Jacob went missing along the Sol Duc River in Olympic National Park (Annotated map courtesy of SkyValleyChronicle.com)

While Jacob loved to surf, and had worked as a carpenter and a model, his dream was to help others by becoming a firefighter or emergency medical technician.

  • Name: Jacob Randall Gray
  • Age: 22
  • Race: White
  • Sex: Male
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 145
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Brown

Search and rescue efforts by Olympic National Park rangers, the Clallam County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team, Olympic Mountain Rescue personnel, an Everett Mountain Rescue K-9 team, family members, and community volunteers failed to turn up any sign of Jacob's whereabouts.

 
Click here to view high-resolution imagery of searchers along the Sol Duc River in Olympic National Park (Image courtesy of the Clallum County Sheriff's Office via PeninsulaDailyNews.com)

A massive July 29, 2017 search effort coordinated by Clallam County Search and Rescue failed to turn up any sign of Jacob. One of the largest searches in the county's history, it involved over 100 searchers from across western Washington:

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      July 29, 2017 Clallam County Sheriff's Department search operation (Image courtesy of the Find Jacob Gray Facebook Page)
    Clallam County Search and Rescue
  • Snohomish County Search and Rescue
  • Kitsap County Search and Rescue
  • Pierce County Search and Rescue
  • Mason County Search and Rescue
  • Jefferson County Search and Rescue
  • Clallam Bay Correction Center Inmate Recovery Team
  • Olympic Correction Center Inmate Recovery Team
  • Olympic Mountain Rescue
  • Northwest Disaster Search Dogs
  • Olympic Mountain Response Team
  • ATV club
  • American Red Cross Northwest Region
  • Olympic National Park

If you are hiking or otherwise visiting the area where Jacob's bike and equipment were found along the Sol Duc River in Olympic National Park, please keep your eyes peeled for any sign of him, or his personal possessions that remain unaccounted for.

If you know anything about Jacob's whereabouts, the circumstances surrounding his disappearance, or the location of any of his missing personal possessions, please contact the authorities and the Gray family as soon as possible.

 


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Social media

 
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Videos

 
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Videos about Jacob's case

 


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News media archive

 
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News media coverage of Jacob's case

(>> = recommended read)

 


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National missing-person database

 
  Learn more about the Jacob Gray case on NamUs, The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System
   

Learn more about the Jacob Gray case on NamUs, The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System


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What to look for along the Sol Doc River

Jacob was believed to have been wearing or carrying the following items when he went missing along the Sol Doc River. Please keep an eye out for them. If you spot any of these items, please report their exact location to the authorities and the Gray family as soon as possible.

  • Rust-colored Carhartt dungaree pants

 
     
  • Charcoal-colored MontBell-brand Thunder Pass rain pants

 
     
  • Blue MontBell-brand Thunder Pass rain jacket

 
     
  • Forest-green, hooded, wool duffle coat with long toggle buttons

 
     
  • Cream-colored Hudson's Bay Point Blanket with green, red, black, and mustard stripes

 
     
  • Gray Nike-brand tennis shoes

   
     
  • Tan-colored, beanie-style, knit hat

   
     
  • Camouflage-colored backpack

   
     
  • Water filtration system

   
     
 

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Facebook poster

To download and share Jacob's Facebook-friendly missing-person poster, click here, and either drag the image onto your desktop, or right-click on the image and save it to your desktop.

 


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Print poster

To download and share Jacob's printable missing-person poster, click here, and either drag the image onto your desktop, or right-click on the image and save it to your desktop.

 


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Report a tip

Report a tip to National Park Service Rangers at Olympic National Park (case no. NP17036253) in Port Angeles, Washington at 360-565-3115.  
     
Report a tip to the Santa Cruz Police Department (case no. 17S-01626) in Santa Cruz, California at 831.420.5820.  
     

Report a tip anonymously via Crime Stoppers USA at 800.222.8477 or via their Internet-based E-tips program.

 
     
Report a tip to the Gray family by messaging them on the Find Jacob Gray Facebook page.  
     

 


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Team MibSAR

 
   
 

Michigan Backcountry Search and Rescue (MibSAR),
Long Range Special
Operations Group (LRSOG)
www.MibSAR.com
Marquette, Michigan
United States

   
 
   
 

The founder of Michigan Backcountry Search and Rescue (MibSAR), Michael Neiger of Marquette, Michigan is the lead investigator with MibSAR's Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG)

E-mail Michael Neiger

A 26-year veteran Detective/Sergeant with the Michigan State Police (MSP), Michael holds a Ph.D. from Wayne State University, and is certified by the National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) as a SAR Tech I and SAR Tech Field Team Leader (FTL), the top two, field-deployable, search-and-rescue certifications offered by NASAR.

   
 

The design and hosting of this missing-person web site, and associated social-media-friendly graphics, are courtesy of Michael Neiger — Lead Investigator with Michigan Backcountry Search and Rescue (MibSAR).

MibSAR is a small, Long Range Special Operations Group (LRSOG) based along the south shore of Lake Superior in Marquette, Michigan. LRSOG search-and-recovery operators are dedicated to investigating select unsolved missing-person cases and homicide cold cases in the remote bush between the Great Lakes in northern Michigan, USA, and the Arctic Ocean’s Lower Hudson Bay in Ontario, Canada.

 

MibSAR is a FEMA NIMS ICS document- compliant SAR Team

 

An independent, volunteer investigator, Michael Neiger holds, or has held, memberships in the following professional organizations:

National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR)
 
International Society of Professional Trackers (ISPT)
 
International Association of Cold Case Investigators (IACCI)
 
International Crime Scene Investigators Association (ICSIA)
 
International Homicide Investigators Association (IHIA)
 
American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
 
International Association for Identification (IAI)
 
 
All of Michael Neiger's searches, investigations, work products, and other services
are provided free of charge to victims, their families, and law enforcement agencies.

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