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.
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
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-