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UPDATE: Body Found, Search Suspended for Marin Woman Missing in Southern Sierra Nevada

Kings Canyon Credit: Wikipedia
Kings Canyon Credit: Wikipedia

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Aug. 10 at 9:17 a.m. and was updated on Aug. 11 at 3:45 p.m.

Update: The search for a missing Marin woman in Sequoia National Park was suspended Saturday after a body was discovered, according to the Marin Independent Journal

The body was found roughly 1,000 feet above Monarch Lake, where cold temperatures have reportedly been “challenging.”

Original article:

Rescue teams are searching Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks for a missing San Rafael woman, according to the Marin Independent Journal.

Johnnie Jean Daniel, an attendance clerk at Mill Valley’s Tamalpais High School, was expected to return from her hiking trip on Monday.  

Daniel, 65, is an experienced hiker who often goes backpacking and hiking alone, according to the IJ report. Click here to read the entire IJ article.  

Contact park officials at 888-677-2746 with information about her whereabouts. 

HistoryLover August 11, 2013 at 10:39 AM
What's 'the rest of the story?'...
Lou Judson August 11, 2013 at 10:43 AM
http://www.angelsinthewilderness.com/ An inspiring true story a friend of mine experienced.
Sarah Gant August 11, 2013 at 12:18 PM
Body found. http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_23838237/searchers-looking-san-rafael-hiker-find-body-sequioa
Veronica Unger August 12, 2013 at 11:02 AM
So I'm confused... Is the body they found Johnnies?
Jessica Mullins (Editor) August 12, 2013 at 12:35 PM
@Veronica, sorry it's so confusing. Officials haven't released the ID of the body yet, they've only told media outlets they have found a body and the search has been suspended. They have to wait to formally ID the body and notify family members before they release the information to the media. It's likely it's Daniel, but we can't say for certain yet.

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