Search for Hale continues as trail entrances are taped off
The search for a missing suspect has continued into Monday, according the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Police have been looking for 40-year-old Jordan G. Hale since Saturday evening when an alert was sent to Star Valley Ranch residents to avoid the Green Canyon Trail and Cedar Creek area due to an ongoing law enforcement investigation. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office continues to search the area for Hale, although they say Hale could now be anywhere and the search is no longer limited to Green Canyon or Cedar Creek.
That being said, there is still a heavy focus in the canyons east of Star Valley Ranch. On Monday, the sheriff’s office taped off the entrances to hiking trails in the area, including Prater Canyon, Cedar Creek and Green Canyon. The public is asked to stay out of those areas.
“We continue to search the area with drones and are in the process of coming up with different search options,” stated Captain Brian Andrews with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
Because this remains a devolving situation and active investigation, very little has been released as to the reason police are looking for Hale. However the Sheriff’s Office is scheduled for a radio interview Tuesday morning at 8:35 on Swift 98.7 FM and The Spur 106.7/107.5 FM. Any available details will be discussed on the air at that time.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office have described Hale as armed and dangerous. He is a white male, standing 6 feet tall and weighing 170 pounds with brown hair, blue eyes and a light beard and mustache. He was last seen wearing a dark grey or black sweatshirt with a white t-shirt underneath, blue jeans, black baseball hat and sunglasses. Anyone who sees Hale or knows of his location is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 307-885-5231.