The Moon Summit Mystery

Episode 2

Timeline

August 29

Expedition team at dinner.

8:00 PM

Time frame of Toby Mendia's death.

9:00 PM - 10:15 PM

Toby Mendia left the campsite for unknown reasons. 

Rusty Tudlik checked on a trap east of the camp. 

Lillian Walker left the campsite alone to take "documentary photographs". 

Emma Clarkson accompanied Rusty Tudlik in checking his trap.

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

A figure was picked up by infrared on Trail Cam F15.

10:15 PM

A figure was picked up by infrared on Trail Cam F26.

10:30 PM

A figure was picked up by infrared on Trail Cam I30.

10:45 PM

Weekly Report saved on laptop by Nigel Ricci.

10:51 PM

August 30

Expedition members began to search for Toby Mendia in the surrounding area, starting southeast of the camp.

12:00 AM

Rusty Tudlik radioed the ranger station to report Toby Mendia missing.

12:32 AM

Search team consisting of Rangers Beth Fleming, Lou Larsen, and Evelyn Porter assembled and began their hike to the scene.

12:53 AM

Search team arrived at the expedition camp in Region 3A.

3:08 AM

Search team and expedition members began an outward spiral ground search of Region 3A, using the camp as a central location.

3:24 AM

Ranger Beth Fleming found and collected hiking medallion as evidence.

4:03 AM

Ranger Beth Fleming found and collected compass as evidence.

5:14 AM

Toby Mendia's body was found seven yards from the entrance of Echo Cavern.

6:05 AM

Ranger Beth Fleming contacted Ranger Vick Murphy at the ranger station via radio to request emergency services.

6:09 AM

Ranger Beth Fleming found and collected multitool as evidence.

7:02 AM

Removal team and coroner arrived via helicopter. 

Calvin Ballard, Anchorage County Deputy Coroner, confirmed death at the scene.

8:11 AM

Ranger Beth Fleming found and collected bear claw as evidence.

8:46 AM

Investigation of the area concluded.

8:53 AM

August 31

Complete postmortem examination was performed on Toby Mendia.

12:00 PM