Search suspended


Woman still missing on Thursday

After searching

hundreds of square miles between New

Fork Lake and Union Pass Road to Dubois,

Sublette County search-and-rescue teams

suspended their search and Fremont County

volunteers, while still looking, scaled back the

search for a missing woman Wednesday after

finding no sign of her.

Aubree Shanae Corona, 28, of Green

River, was last seen Saturday, July 13, by

friends as she left their campsite near New

Fork Lake driving a dark gray 2005 Chevy

Avalanche with a motorcycle in the back.

She was supposed to run errands and return

to camp, according to Sublette County’s Sgt.

Travis Bingham.

Tip Top Search and Rescue operations

began almost immediately in Sublette County

with Fremont County assisting on the north

side of the Union Pass area.

Other people in the Union Pass area reported

seeing her Saturday in the Avalanche

but their sightings occurred before she texted

her friends, according to Bingham.

Sublette and Fremont search-and-rescue

members on ATVs and in the county’s contract

helicopter coordinated ‘an extensive

grid search’ over Monday and Tuesday that

covered the area from Green River Lakes and

Dubois, Bingham said

“As of Tuesday evening, the search of the

entire area resulted in no signs of Miss Corona

or the vehicle she was reported to be in,” he

said. “The official search-and-rescue mission

has been suspended…”

Apparently, Corona got “turned around”

and ended up traveling up over Union Pass

Road, which leaves the Green River Lakes

Road and winds over Union Pass to Highway

287 near Dubois.

“The last reported contact from Miss Corona

was mid-afternoon on Saturday when

she made contact with her friends via a text

message,” Bingham said Wednesday. “She

reportedly informed them that she was lost

on the wrong side of Union Pass and received

directions from a logger in the area. Sublette

County Sheriff’s Office was able to contact

the logger and confirm his contact with Miss

Corona. (She) stated in her text that she was

getting fuel and food and headed back to Sublette

County.”

According to Fremont County Undersheriff

Mike Hutchinson, Corona made contact

with a logger in the Sheridan Creek area and

said she needed food and fuel. The logger

took her back to Union Pass Road and she

was following him into Dubois to get fuel.

“At some point, he looked back and she

was no longer there,” Hutchinson said

The logger actually reported the encounter

to a deputy “because her demeanor was odd,”

Hutchinson said. “At that time, we didn’t

know she was missing.”

The text was the last time her friends heard

from her and her family contacted the sheriff’s

office Monday morning to report her missing.

Hutchinson said he is aware that credit card

and cell phone use were checked and no use

of either has been reported.

“We searched a lot of areas,” Bingham

said Wednesday. “It’s very open up there so

(searchers) saw a lot of country.”

Bingham noted “an overwhelming response

of volunteers willing to come help

search” that was very much appreciated but

in extensive coordinated searches, volunteers

might interfere with trained personnel or get

lost or injured themselves.

He pointed out that Aubree Corona is still

listed as a missing person. She is 5 feet, 8

inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes

and weighs about 190 pounds. She was last

seen in the dark gray 2005 Chevy Avalanche

with a motorcycle in the back and Wyoming

license plate 4-21717.

Anyone with information is asked to call

the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office at 307-

367-4378.

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