UPDATE: FOUND – Missing Person: Phillip Alan Whaley, 87

Phillip Alan Whaley
Phillip Alan Whaley

From the Lovell Police Department:

Phillip Whaley, 87 of Lovell, WY who had been missing since June 27, 2013 has been found alive in Big Horn County, MT.

Whaley was found near his disabled vehicle approximately 35 miles north of Lovell, WY on July 5, 2013. A group of horseback riders located Whaley and his vehicle and notified law enforcement. A Life Flight Helicopter from Billings, MT was dispatched to the scene and transported Whaley to a Billings hospital.

The Lovell Police Department and Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for all their assistance in sharing information about this investigation. Also thank you to the Big Horn County Search and Rescue volunteers for their assistance.

Authorities said foul play is not suspected.


Phillip Alan Whaley, 87 years old, was last seen Friday, June 28, 2013. Please contact the Lovell Police Department if you have any information at 307-548-2215. Mr. Whaley may be driving a green 2011 Toyota Camry with handicap license #9-124.



  1. I hope Mr. Whaley is okay! What a tragic day for his family. My heart goes out to Don and Janean; they’ve had their share of tragedies lately. May God hold and comfort each one of Mr. Whaley’s family. May there be mercy and compassion for all involved. May our community reach out to them, also.

  2. Hope all goes well and that he is found safe and sound and may his family be comforted in this time of need. Lots of love and thoughts and prayers going out to the family to give them strength in their hour of need.

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