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Trammell Evans – missing in Joshua Tree National Park since Saturday, May 5

Updated 5/9 @ 6:30AM

The search for missing hiker Trammell Evans is ongoing, and Joshua Tree National Park and Joshua Tree Search and Rescue are asking for your help. 

Evans, a 25 year-old male who was last seen at Black Rock Campground on April 30, was declared “missing” on Saturday, May 5. The search now includes several agencies, including the County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Land Management, and California Highway Patrol Helicopter. 

These agencies have asked members of the public to limit their involvement in the search. They are asking members of the public to refrain self-dispatching to search for Evans on their own, as these efforts can hinder coordinated efforts from the agencies involved in the search. Members of the public are being asked not to dispatch a drones in an attempt to assist search efforts. The CHP’s patrol helicopter cannot fly while drones are in the air, and any unplanned drones in the air may seriously impede aerial search efforts. 

The best way you can help search for Trammell Evans, described as a white male, 6’3”, 190 pounds, with brown eyes, brown/red hair, and facial hair, is to let Park Rangers know if you have seen or spoken with him.

You can contact rangers at 909-383-5652

Submit a tip online: go.nps.gov/SubmitATip


Previously Reported:

The National Park Service has initiated a search for a missing person at Joshua Tree National Park. Trammell Evans, a 25 year-old man described as an avid hiker was last seen at Black Rock Campground on April 30. He is believed to be traveling alone, and was reported as “overdue” yesterday, May 5, 2023. 

Evans is described as a white male, 6’3”, 190 pounds, with brown eyes, brown/red hair, and facial hair. He was last seen wearing a silver/light grey sun hoodie, black puffy vest, blue shorts, blue shoes, black backpack, and a dark green beanie.  

Park rangers are asking anyone who may have seen or talked to Trammell Evans to please contact 909-383-5652. Search and rescue efforts are currently ongoing.


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