Date: February 25, 2014 Contact: Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz – Park Rangers recently recovered skeletal remains from the Hermit Creek drainage within Grand Canyon National Park. The remains have been confirmed by the Coconino County Medical Examiner as human.
Found in an area with abandoned camping gear these remains may be associated with a 2010 disappearance of a male from Tucson, Arizona
DNA testing is being conducted to positively identify the remains. An investigation is being conducted by the National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner, no additional information is available at this time.
Did You Know?
In Grand Canyon,one of the broad, sandy areas on the north bank of the Colorado River is Unkar Delta, composed of rock debris carried from the North Rim by Unkar Creek. Prehistoric Pueblo people occupied numerous sites on Unkar Delta and along Unkar Creek for about 350 years (A.D. 850 to A.D. 1200)