STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
*UPDATE * PRESS RELEASE
CASE #: 16C103762
TROOPER: Detective Trooper Andrew N Todd
STATION: Rutland Unit for Special Investigations (RUSI)
CONTACT #: 802.747.0200 EXT 206
DATE/TIME: July 14, 2016
LOCATION: Forest Road 10, Town of Mount Tabor (Green Mountain National Forest)
MISSING: Wesley A. Jordan (Age 42)
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On July 14, 2016, the Vermont State Police received a report of a Missing Person from the Green Mountain National Forest in Town of Mount Tabor, VT, where he was attending the Rainbow Gathering with his wife Laura.
Wesley was last seen by his wife on July 06, 2016, when he left to obtain water. On July 08, 2016, his wife left the Rainbow Gathering and returned to their residence in the State of Massachusetts. She then returned to the Rainbow Gathering on July 12, 2016, and was unable to locate Jordan but believed he was somewhere within the forest.
On July 14, 2016, Laura reported Jordan as a Missing Person due to his unknown location. At this time Troopers from the Vermont State Police went to the forest and spoke with numerous subjects involved with the gathering but did not locate Jordan. As a result, Jordan was placed in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database as a Missing Person.
The Vermont State Police Search and Rescue Team also conducted a search of the Green Mountain National Forest for Jordan without success.
On July 17, 2016, at approximately 09:32 hours, the Vermont State Police received a phone call from Laura advising she had just spoke with Jordan via phone and he was in the City of Albany, NY. A short time later I spoke with an Officer from the Albany Police Department who advised they had safely located Jordan and were making arrangements to reunite Jordan and his family.
The Vermont State Police were assisted by the Albany Police Department (Albany, NY), Capital City Rescue Mission (Albany, NY), the US Forest Service, and members of the Rainbow Gathering.