Luke Adam Sanburg

Above: Luke, circa 2005


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 24, 2005 from Gardiner, Montana
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 6, 1992
  • Age: 13 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Tan shorts, white sneakers and a watch.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Luke was last seen in Yellowstone National Park six miles north of Gardiner, Montana on June 24, 2005. He was camping with three adults and six members of his Boy Scout troop in the northern part of the park. He and some other boys were pushing logs into the Yellowstone River when he fell in the water and was swept away into a stretch of rapids. He disappeared and has never been heard from again, although his sneakers were found five miles downstream.

    Luke lived in Helena, Montana and had just completed seventh grade at C.R. Anderson Middle School by the time of his disappearance. He has two younger siblings. His family stated he was good at math, could play the violin and loved to read, write poetry, hunt and fish. An extensive search of the river and surrounding area turned up no sign of him, but he is presumed to have drowned.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Yellowstone Park Service Station


    Source Information
    Fox News
    Find a Grave


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 1, 2013; middle name and date of birth added, details of disappearance updated.

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