9/9/15 – Family and authorities are searching for a missing Tucson woman that went on a camping trip over the Labor Day weekend.
Mary Brown Sloan, 53, was last seen on Sept. 3, by the group she was with that were hiking on Graham Mt. Everyone went to bed around 8:30 p.m. and when they woke the next morning Sloan was not in her tent. Her cell phone, purse and bag were still there.
No one knows if Mary got up in the night to use the bathroom and then got lost or maybe got up early at sunrise before anyone else and went for a walk and fell somewhere and is in need of help.
“Today we found a little more information, which is not any more fulfilling as far as bringing her home,” Sloan’s sister, Sherrie Brown Wood said. “But it does give the sisters a piece of mind.” Wood also said she didn’t know too much about her sister’s planned trip other than she was going to Mount Graham.
“Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter crews were dispatched on Sept. 6. Search and rescue personnel from Maricopa, Cochise and Pima counties were to continue the search along the mountains and cliffs on Sept. 8,” reports Tucson News Now.
Miyuki Harwood, 62, from Folsom went hiking in the Sierra National Forest on Aug. 20, 2015 and was found alive 9 days later. She had broken her legs and had managed to crawl to a creek to get water. The whistle she had with her helped a rescue team to find her.
Sloan’s family is hoping that Mary will also be found alive and learned what happened to her and why she wandered away from camp.
Anyone with information about Sloan’s whereabouts is urged to call the Graham County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 428-3141 or (928) 428-0808.
Posted by Sloan’s Family on Oct. 4: