Search launched for Wisconsin sisters missing in Wyoming during camping trip

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Search underway in Wyoming for missing Wisconsin sisters (PHOTO: Teton County Emergency Management)

JACKSON, Wyo. — A search is being conducted in a northwest Wyoming wilderness area for three Wisconsin sisters who failed to return from an extended backcountry trip.

Lt. Slade Ross of the Teton County Sheriff’s Office says the three left for their trip on June 28 and were to return on Tuesday.

Ross says the search started Tuesday night but searchers were initially hampered by the three not telling anyone where they were headed.

On Wednesday afternoon, searchers found the SUV the three drove at a wilderness trailhead in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

The three are identified as 25-year-old Megan Margaret Andrews-Sharer, and her sisters, 22-year-old Erin and 16-year-old Kelsie.

FOX 6 in Milwaukee reports, The United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay says the young sisters grew up in Glendale and attended the church. Church officials say Megan Andrews-Sharer was the “Director of Equipping Ministry” until the end of May. They say the girls grew up in the congregation before moving several years ago.

Ross describes the three as “relatively experienced” in backcountry hiking and camping.

A website has been set up to update the public on the search.

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