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Body Found on Calif. Mountain Believed to Be Missing Hiker

Postby Todd » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:33 pm

Body Found on Calif. Mountain Believed to Be Missing Hiker

Published December 09, 2010

| Associated Press

MOUNT BALDY VILLAGE, Calif. -- Authorities in California say a female body found on Mount Baldy is believed to be that of a hiker who disappeared over the weekend.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department says an air rescue team spotted what appeared to be a body on the Los Angeles County side of the mountain on Wednesday in a steep, rugged area known as Fish Fork.

A medic was hoisted down to the area and confirmed the death.

Based on clothing and a physical description, authorities believe the woman is 49-year-old Michelle Yu, who failed to return Saturday from a hike on the mountain about 40 miles east of Los Angeles.

A positive identification and cause of death will be determined by the Los Angeles County coroner.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/12/09/bo ... ing-hiker/
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