Jonas Bare and Cynthia Hovsepian Wiki – Biography
Jonas Bare and Cynthia Hovsepian, a Tennessee couple who went missing more than a week ago while hiking in Alaska, were found safe Friday just two miles from their parked car, the family said.
A hiker spotted the couple Jonas Bare, 50, and Cynthia Hovsepian, 37, as they wandered through the woods of Fairbanks, a city with a population of more than 30,000. The couple had survived eight days in the wild after getting lost on what was supposed to be a short hike on an established trail, Bare’s uncle, who asked to remain anonymous, told The Post. The family member said he believes Bare and Hovsepian were dazed and confused by the 20 hours of sunlight per day in the state this time of year, along with temperatures that can drop to 45 degrees during the four hours of twilight. . “They were lost, I’m sure, and disoriented or else they would have gotten out of there,” he said. Bare’s daughter also confirmed that her father and Cynthia were discovered alive and being treated at a hospital. It is not clear what condition they are in or if they suffered any injuries. A photo of Bare, covered in dirt and wearing an Alaska T-shirt, was shared on a Facebook page dedicated to finding the missing couple on Friday night. He stood next to his father Billy, 71, who Bare’s uncle said had wandered into the woods looking for his son who had disappeared several times in recent days.
Jonas Bare, 50, and Cynthia Hovsepian, 37, years old.
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Bare and Hovsepian were reported missing on Aug. 11 after they failed to check out of their Airbnb rental, where they left all their luggage, Fairbanks police said. The dark blue Jeep Compass the couple was renting was also found abandoned at the popular Chena Hot Springs Resort, located near the hiking trail. “Here’s your trick: two miles from the car,” Bare’s uncle told The Post. “That’s how that tells you right there how rugged that country could be. How Bare and Hovsepian, who is visually impaired and sometimes relies on a cane, survived eight days in the unknown wilderness remains a mystery. Bare’s uncle described his niece as a “capable” man who has traveled extensively around the world. Bare, a Nashville businessman, last posted on Facebook about his trip to Alaska on Aug. 8. He previously said in another post that he would be traveling to his 50th state to celebrate his 50th birthday: “I’m not going to get lost like I did 10 years ago in Australia and the Katoomba Range. If I get caught by a Kodiak, I will consider it an honorable kill,” he eerily wrote in one of the Aug. 8 posts. The Post has reached out to the Fairbanks Police Department and the Alaska State Police for comment.