Couple from Wisconsin disappears from Yellowstone National Park

CREATED Nov 4, 2013

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Investigators in Montana and Wyoming are searching for a couple from Wisconsin missing after a visit to Yellowstone National Park.
Mark and Kristine Wathke of Cornell, Wisconsin, were last seen leaving the northeast entrance of the park at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. 
They had hotel reservations in Miles City that night, but never arrived.
Family members say the couple was driving a silver 2012 Kia Forte with Wisconsin license plates 545-VHH. 
The couple called family members on Oct. 29 and said they would be home the next day.
Mark Wathke is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. He has dark brown hair, green eyes, wears glasses and has a goatee. 

Kristine Wathke is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds. She has long, blonde hair and hazel eyes.

Crews are searching highways in Park County, Wyoming, including cliffs and ravines along the road. A Search and Rescue plane is also looking for the couple.