Cody authorities searching for missing hiker

Cody Police Department

Cody, Wyoming search and rescue crews along with law enforcement are searching for an overdue hiker who has been missing since May 2nd. The Cody Police Department released the following information;

On Sunday May 3, 2020, the Park County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an overdue hiker. Michael Alan Shotts, 50-year-old male, was known to be in the area of Hayden Arch Bridge on May 2, 2020 at around 7:30 PM. His truck and two dogs, wandering outside of the truck, were discovered the next morning at the same location.


Shotts was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans, and a yellow ball cap. He was in the company of his two dogs and was driving a gray 2009 GMC Sierra with a Veteran’s Army plate displaying 329.

The Park County Sheriff’s Office is asking for any information about the last known whereabouts of Shotts. Anyone who can provide a direction of travel or last know location is asked to please call Park County Dispatch at (307) 527-8700 or (307) 754-8700.