UPDATE: 1/30/13 – Rosalie posted that she received notification from the California National Guard that Noah’s record has been cleared and he was reinstated in the Guard.
UPDATE: Aug. 26 – Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said he thinks Pippin was seeking shelter from inclement weather and ducked behind some large boulders in a field near the Chinese Wall after being seen near there on Sept. 15, 2010. An icy rainstorm on Sept. 16, 2010, turned into a blizzard during the ensuing days and Noah succumbed to exposure.
|UPDATE: Sadly, the remains of Noah Pippin were found Friday, August 24, 2012 during a search for him in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area.|
Wednesday, a search party made up of U.S. Border Patrol agents, Lewis and Clark law enforcement officers volunteers began another search for Noah with the goal to search for him for seven days.
Lewis and Clark County Coroner Mickey Nelson said that while a positive identification of the remains will take some time, he’s fairly sure it’s Pippin based on his discussion with the search party members.
“We have enough information that I have advised his family,” Nelson said. “The remains won’t be out until sometime (Saturday) or Sunday morning, then we’ll take them to the state crime lab.”
Nelson said that at this point, they have no idea on Pippin’s cause of death.
UPDATE: Check out the message from Noah’s brother, Caleb below.
More about Noah here.
This is one of those cases where the media is not very involved. The family is trying to get the word out that their son is missing, but they need help. Please forward this to anyone in the area of Montana that may be able to help. Please see this useful map.
Noah Pippin has been missing since August 2010, and his family needs help locating him.
Noah grew up in Michigan. His father, Mike said that Noah was an independent kid. “He loves to study, loves to think, loves to debate, loves history, loves philosophy and really found a home in the U.S. Marines.”
Noah finished three tours in Iraq with the 1/5 Battalion from San Diego, then joined the National Guard. Noah left Michigan after visiting his family to prepared for his deployment to Afghanistan when he disappeared.
The authorities have been able to track Noah leaving Michigan on August 25. His last known location is Flathead Valley, Montana. His cell phone records show that he ordered a pizza and dropped off his rental car at the Glacier Park International Airport. Police also know that he stayed at the Hungry Horse hotel in Montana.
Several campers in the wilderness area reported seeing him farther along and off trail in mid-September. Noah was last seen September 15, 2010, while trying to cross the Chinese Wall, a landmark in the wilderness area. A family that were camping ran into Noah and he said he planned to hike along the wall to White River. At dusk that evening, a family encountered him just south of Salt Mountain.