Pima County Sheriff's Department

1750 E. Benson Highway
Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 351-4600
In the event of an emergency, dial 911.

Press Release

Update: Missing Hiker FOUND

Sent on 1/31/2016 8:46:44 AM

On January 30, 2016, at approximately 2:00 p.m., 30-year-old Christopher Frank Elia went to the Mt. Lemmon area to hike Bug Spring Trail. When Mr. Elia did not show up for dinner plans with family, they became concerned and called 9-1-1. Mr. Elia suffered a traumatic brain injury several years ago and takes seizure medication. Search and Rescue responded and continues searching for Christopher. Christopher Elia is described as: • Caucasian male, 5’6’’ 140 pounds • Short black hair, blue eyes • Tattoos: map of Ireland on his chest, buildings on his arms, Celtic symbol on his wrist, “Many Miles” on his feet Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mr. Elia is urged to call 9-1-1 or the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.

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