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(Wyo)-Body Of Missing Hiker Found

By: John Axtell Posted at: 10/11/2017 11:52 PM
SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming authorities say searchers on Tuesday found the body of a 62-year-old Kentucky woman who had been missing since Saturday on a back country hiking trip in the Bighorn Mountains northwest of Sheridan. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says Carol Hunchette of Louisville, died from hypothermia.

      Hunchette and 67-year-old Richard Cornelius of Billings entered a wilderness area last Friday and made camp. They separated Sat when Cornelius decided to head back to camp on his own, but he got lost and never made it back.

      He eventually found his way out late Monday afternoon and met others who contacted authorities about Hunchette. A search for her began Monday evening and her body was found late Tuesday morning. She had apparently tried to hike out of the camp during a snowstorm to seek help.


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