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News release: Grand Canyon National Park Seeking Information on Vandalism

June 6, 2016


Update: Persons of interest located for recent vandalism incident at Grand Canyon National Park

Investigators have located the persons of interest in the recent vandalism incident at Grand Canyon National Park. 

ISB Special Agents and US Park Rangers of Grand Canyon National Park thank the public for their interest in and assistance with the investigation.

Because this is still an open, continuing case, no further details are available at this time.


Grand Canyon, Ariz. – The National Park Service Investigative Services Branch and US Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park are seeking information about two individuals who may have vandalized rocks near the Yavapai Geology Museum. 


On May 22, 2016, a visitor at the South Rim of Grand Canyon observed a couple spray painting graffiti on rocks, the visitor was able to capture images of the individuals and the vandalism. The individuals painted “Evans 16” on a rock feature and left the area before Park Rangers could contact them.


If you were in the park that day and possibly saw these individuals near Yavapai Geology Museum; or if you recognize them from the image, please contact the NPS Investigative Services Branch anonymous Tip Line at 888-653-0009.






Photo: NPS Investigative Services Branch