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Missing Ruthanne Ruppert
Ruppert, circa 2000
Missing Since 08/14/2000
Yosemite National Park, California
Classification Lost/Injured Missing
Age 49 years old
Height and Weight 5'5, 140 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Ruppert has a prosthetic eye.
Details of Disappearance Ruppert was last seen in the Curry Village area or near the Yosemite Medical Clinic at Yosemite National Park at 12:00 p.m. on August 14, 2000. She had planned to go on a backpacking trip in the park but had to postpone it due to an illness. She may have gone on a day hike from Yosemite Falls to the Foresta area. She has never been heard from again.
In 2008, Ruppert's backpack was found in the Fireplace Creek drainage. This would have been along her hiking route from Yosemite Falls to Foresta. There was no other sign of her and her case remains unsolved.
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