Hiker Christopher Elias Missing on Mount Lemmon – Update

Update, the Pima County Sheriffs Department issued  a thank you to all who helped, Christopher has been located he is safe with his family.

On January 30, 2016, at approximately 2:00 p.m., 32-year-old Christopher Paul Elias went to the Mt. Lemmon area to hike Bug Spring Trail. When Mr. Elias did not show up for dinner plans with family, they became concerned and called 9-1-1. Mr. Elias suffered a traumatic brain injury several years ago and takes seizure medication. Search and Rescue responded and continues searching for Christopher. Christopher Elias is described as:

  • Caucasian male, 5’6’’ 140 pounds
  • Short black hair, blue eyes
  • Tattoos: map of Ireland on his chest, buildings on his arms, Celtic symbol on his wrist, “Many Miles” on his feet

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mr. Elias is urged to call 9-1-1 or the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.


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