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Search efforts underway for missing woman in American Fork Canyon

Jan 30, 2024, 10:48 AM | Updated: Jan 31, 2024, 12:24 pm

AMERICAN FORK — Utah County search and rescue crews are looking for 19-year-old McKenna Miner, who was reported missing Tuesday.

McKenna Miner, 19, was reported missing after going hiking on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, in American Fork Canyon near Tibble Fork Reservoir. (KSL TV) McKenna Miner, 19, was reported missing after going hiking on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, in American Fork Canyon near Tibble Fork Reservoir. (KSL TV) McKenna Miner, 19, was reported missing after going hiking on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, in American Fork Canyon near Tibble Fork Reservoir. (KSL TV) McKenna Miner, 19, was reported missing after going hiking on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, in American Fork Canyon near Tibble Fork Reservoir. (KSL TV) McKenna Miner, 19, was reported missing after going hiking on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, in American Fork Canyon near Tibble Fork Reservoir. (KSL TV)

Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said deputies received a report that the Miner went hiking Sunday and has not been seen since. Her car was found in a parking lot near Tibble Fork Reservoir in American Fork Canyon.

“Being in the outdoors like this would not be unusual for her. Snowshoeing, which (the family) thinks she might have been doing was a new newer activity to her, but that’s really about all that we know in terms of where she is,” Cannon said. 

Search and rescue crews, along with the sheriff’s office’s mounted posse are actively searching Miner.

“First, we’ll check the most obvious areas that a person might go and those typically would be known trails and roads. Once those are exhausted then they’ll start looking at off-trail areas down through the trees and everything,” Cannon said.

Tibble Fork Reservoir is located approximately 7 miles from the mouth of the canyon, at the end of state Route 144.


This is a developing story. It will be updated as new information becomes available.

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Search efforts underway for missing woman in American Fork Canyon