Robert “Bob” Lowery, a visitor from Texas who has been missing in Jackson Hole for over two weeks, had never been to Jackson before and maybe had plans to go camping.
His sister, Leigh Lowery, who is in Jackson with her and Robert’s family, told the Jackson Hole Daily that Bob had recently acquired a sleeping bag and a tent, but had no camping experience. She speculated he may be working somewhere around town.
Bob, 46, is 6 feet tall, has brown hair and blue eyes, often wore a Patagonia vest over a T-shirt, and typically was in touch with his kids, his sister said.
“Bob is a loving dad to his 15-year-old and 12-year-old,” she said. “He’s never out of touch with them. And that’s what’s concerning.”
Lowery was last seen wearing a black baseball hat with the letter P, a blue down vest, a plaid shirt and blue jeans, according to sheriff’s Deputy Chad Sachse.
Before Lowery left Houston, he canceled his mail, sheriff’s Deputy Chad Sachse said.
Attempting to locate Lowery, the sheriff’s office pinged his cellphone: The last ping came in Jackson on Aug. 23, but the phone is no longer working or trackable, Sachse said.
On Thursday, Leigh Lowery passed out flyers in Idaho with Bob’s pictures and a physical description. She said the last message he sent was to his children, with pictures of him holding an umbrella, horses and other photos of Jackson Hole.
Lowery was last seen Aug. 19 on video at Piste Mountain Bistro at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village, Sachse said. It is believed he took a Lyft to Pearl Street Bagels in Wilson the following day.
His sister has contacted the Lyft driver who drove Lowery, but the driver couldn’t recall whether Lowery had camping gear or if he mentioned any plans.
The sheriff’s office asks the public to call dispatch at 733-2331 if they have seen or spoken with Lowery since Aug. 20.