Authorities find missing Ohio teen's boot

Authorities Find Missing Ohio Teen's Boot

Authorities found a boot belonging to a missing Ohio teenager during a search Friday.

"No one knows if she was abducted or not, but she disappeared. No one knows why," said Robin Corathers, executive director of Groundwork Cincinnati, Mill Creek.

Sixteen-year-old Fauna Jackson went missing in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park on Thursday. Jackson was at the national park with a service group and her co-workers told authorities she went for a bathroom break and didn't return.

Hundreds of volunteers searched the area where she went missing, but as of Saturday morning, the only trace they'd found of the missing teen was her boot. Authorities say they don't believe Jackson was wearing the boot when she disappeared.

Newsy's partners at WCPO report Jackson was there with a group called Groundwork Cincinnati, Mill Creek. About 20 members of the group were working on a project and were supervised by National Park Service rangers and Groundwork staff.

Jackson previously worked on another eight-week project for the organization. The group's Executive Director Robin Corathers said the teen's "outstanding contribution" earned her the trip to Grand Teton along with three other teenagers.

Crews from Grand Teton National Park said on Facebook they'd used helicopters, canine teams, road patrols and thermal imaging flights to find her. More searches east of the park focusing on the Bridger-Teton National Forest were scheduled for Saturday.

WCPO reports an Amber Alert has been issued for Jackson. Anyone with information about her possible whereabouts is asked to call 307-739-3393.

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