Stuart Isaac, disappeared September 12th 2010, Yellowstone National Park
Stuart Isaac, 48, of Burtonsville in Maryland, was a native of the Republic of Palau in the Pacific. In mid-September 2010, he parked his black 2009 Lexus IS-250 sedan at Craig Pass, eight miles east of the Old Faithful Geyser on Yellowstone National Park's Grand Loop Road in Wyoming.
Craig Pass is at an elevation of 8,262 feet (2,518 m)) and is a mountain pass located on the Continental Divide. The small Isa Lake is located just west of the pass on the Grand Loop Road and is noted for striding the Continental Divide and draining into two different watersheds—the Atlantic via the Missouri River and the Pacific via the Snake River.
Stuart's car was found abandoned during a routine patrol of the parking area on the evening of September 26th by the National Park Service.
A search was started immediately, but repeated ground and air searches failed to find any clues or any sign of him.
One of Isaac's former high school classmates, Matsue Evans, spoke to Stuart on September 24th at around 6:30 p.m. her time in Guam, which would have been about 3:30 a.m. in Maryland. She said that this last two-hour phone call during which Isaac said he was on his way to Yellowstone, was "kind of odd." "I was kind of surprised to hear from him because he seldom made calls. We text each other and we do email. Now I know that he's missing, why would he call me two days before something happened?"
Stuart was not an experienced hiker or outdoorsman. Why did he decide to go to the Yellowstone National Park that day in September 2010? A hike that went wrong, suicide or something more sinister? Unfortunately, there was little coverage of this missing persons case in the media and Isaac's remains missing.