Officials seek couple suspected of Grand Canyon graffiti

Man and woman suspected of vandalizing rocks in Grand Canyon National Park, May 22, 2016 | Photo courtesy of NPS Investigative Services Branch, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — National Park Service officials are looking for information about two people who may have vandalized rocks in Grand Canyon National Park.

Man and woman suspected of vandalizing rocks in Grand Canyon National Park, May 22, 2016 | Photo courtesy of NPS Investigative Services Branch, St. George News
Man and woman suspected of vandalizing rocks in Grand Canyon National Park, May 22, 2016 | Photo courtesy of NPS Investigative Services Branch, St. George News

The National Park Service Investigative Services Branch and U.S. Park Rangers began investigating after a man and woman allegedly spray-painted graffiti on a rock near the Yavapai Geology Museum.

On May 22, a visitor at the South Rim of the park observed the man and a woman spray-painting the phrase “Evans 16” in black on a rock, according to a media statement issued Monday by the park’s Investigative Services.

The visitor took photos of the people and the graffiti, but the couple left before park rangers could contact them.

“If you were in the park that day and may have seen these people, or if you recognize them from the image, please contact us,” National Parks Service officials said. “You don’t have to tell us who you are, but please tell us what you know.”

Defacing a natural feature is a federal offense that carries jail time and fines.

Anyone who recognizes the man and woman shown in the photo included in this report is encouraged to contact the National Park Service by calling its tip line at 888-653-0009; sending an online tip; or sending an email or a message on Facebook.

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3 Comments

  • ladybugavenger June 7, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    I can think of bigger criminals to get than graffiti on a rock. There last name might be Evans lol. book em Danno

    • Chris June 7, 2016 at 11:56 pm

      All graffiti artists deserve painful death.

  • .... June 7, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Trump For President !!!!

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