Arizona Rep. Udall's son found dead in Wyoming

Rikki Mitchell

Arizona Rep. Udall's son found dead in Wyoming

CREATED Jul. 3, 2013 - UPDATED: Jul. 3, 2013

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The son of the late Arizona Representative Morris Udall was found dead Wednesday after he went missing while hiking.

Dozens of searchers on the ground and two helicopters searched for the missing hiker who comes from the well-known Western political family.
   
Sixty-one-year-old James "Randy" Udall was due to return last Wednesday from a solo hike in Wyoming's Wind River Range.
   
Udall is a brother of Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, cousin of New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall, and son of the late Arizona Rep. Morris "Mo" Udall.
   
Udall left June 20 from a trailhead 10 miles northwest of Pinedale in western Wyoming. He was due back last Wednesday. The search for him began Friday, the day he was reported missing.
   
Authorities say his body was found Wednesday in open terrain, laying on his side.

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