Monday, May 28, 2012

James Nelson Missing: Body found at remote camp in Colorado believed to be hiker who vanished in 2010

Authorities have discovered human remains near a campsite believed to have been used by a hiker from Chicago who has been missing since October of 2010.

James Nelson, 31, was first reported missing by his fiancée when he failed to return from a five day, 25-mile hike in the Holy Cross Wilderness area near Minturn.

The Eagle County Sheriff's office says a hiker on Friday located the campsite near Holy Cross City, and the remains were discovered during a search of the area on Saturday.

The remains were turned over to the coroner for identification, and there was no immediate word on a cause of death.

The Sheriff's office says a notebook located at the campsite indicated that Nelson may have been suffering from altitude sickness. Read More