Missing Hiker Found Dead
CREATED Jun. 7, 2012
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK - The body of a missing park visitor was found by search-and-rescue personnel at Joshua Tree National Park Wednesday evening.
A 41 year old Vancouver, British Columbia resident was found in an area of rock formations near Jumbo Rocks Campground. The name of the victim is beingwithheld pending notification of next of kin.
The hiker's car was found at Jumbo Rocks Campground, but there was no sign of the missing party.
The hiker's body was located at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in an area of granite cliffs and boulder formations about ¾-mile from the campground.
Joshua Tree National Park rangers are assisting the Riverside County Sheriffs Department with the investigation of the hiker's death.