Who is Holly Courtier? : California Mom Goes Missing at Utah National Park
Holly Courtier: California Mom Goes Missing at Utah National Park
Holly Suzanne Courtier is the California mother who disappeared after going on a solo hike to Zion National Park in Utah. Courtier, 38, was last seen on October 6 around 1:30 p.m. in a parking area. Officials say they do not know where Courtier had intended to travel next.
Courtier’s daughter, 19-year-old Kailey Chambers, is pleading for anyone with information to come forward immediately. Chambers explained in an Instagram post on October 12 that park rangers told her the official search would be called off within a day or two unless they received new credible intel.
Courtier arrived at Zion National Park for a hike around 1:30 p.m. on October 6. According to the National Park Service, Courtier was “dropped off by a private shuttle bus at the Grotto parking area.” The NPS did not clarify whether any other hikers were on the shuttle with Courtier.
The park does not currently allow visitors to drive private vehicles within certain areas of the park. An online map of Zion shows the Grotto shuttle stop has a picnic area, restrooms, and “ranger-led programs.” The stop has access to the Grotto Trail, the Kayenta Trail, and the West Rim Trail.
Officials said Courtier had been scheduled to be picked up at 4:40 p.m. after her hike. But she did not arrive at the parking area for the return trip out of Zion. She was reported missing to park officials on October 8.
Courtier has brown hair and blue eyes. She is 5’3″ and weighs about 100 pounds. The National Park Service said she may have been wearing the following items:
- Pistil Gray Trucker Hat
- Patagonia Black Nano Puff Jacket
- Dark Tank Top
- Danner Trail Gray Hiking Boots
- Osprey Blue Multi-Day Pack
Officials said Courtier may have also been carrying the following items with her:
- Kuhl Cream Open-front Hoody
- Rumple Nanoloft Puffy Blanket
- Camouflage Doublesize Hammock
View this post on Instagram
Update: They have many search parties out looking for her. A lot of locals have gathered together to create extra search parties. The rangers have informed me that unless they gather additional intel they will only be continuing their search for 1-2 more days. It’s getting down to the final few days of survival without food. All the prayers we can get for her safe return and the safety of all those searching for her is greatly appreciated. I want to thank all of you for the kind messages, prayers, words or encouragement and all the reposts. They will be putting her on Fox News in the morning. Please keep reposting we need as many people as possible talking about her don’t let this go away.❤️ #zion #missingperson #zionnationalpark
A post shared by ♡kailey ♡ (@kailey.chambers) on
The National Park Service has asked that anyone who visited Zion National Park and was near the Grotto area on October 6 to come forward. The agency insisted on a social media message that any little bit of information could turn out to be relevant to the search. The NPS said that potential witnesses can also come forward anonymously.
Tips can be sent in online here: go.usa.gov/xPd8J
Send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. Park visitors can also text or call the Investigative Services Branch directly at (888) 653-0009.