The National Park Service Investigative Services Branch is seeking the public’s help in identifying a San Jose native who was last seen near Yosemite National Park on July 25.
Scott Tenczar, 48, is an Afghanistan veteran who recently came back from Korea where he was teaching English, according to his brother Matt Tenczar. He is originally from San Jose and was last seen at the Bridgeport Ranger Station.
He planned to backpack from Robinson Creek to Crown Lake, Matterhorn Canyon, Smedberg Lake, Seavey Pass and Peeler Lake.
Matt, who lives in San Jose, said that when Scott did not return on the day he was supposed to, they contacted the sheriff’s department and they began their investigation.
On Friday, Scott’s car was found where he was last seen and rangers officially began their search.
Deputies plan on dispatching a k9 unit and helicopter for the search on Sunday.
Scott has brown hair and hazel eyes, 6 feet tall, weighs 185 pounds and is familiar with the area and regularly hikes and fishes. He uses and wears mostly army-colored clothing and carries fishing gear.
Anyone that’s been in the area of Robinson Creek, Crown Lake, Matterhorn Canyon, Smedberg Lake, Seavey Pass, or Peeler Lake between July 25 and August 5, 2018 is asked to contact the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch at 888/653-0009 or online.