Human Remains Found Near Belongings of Missing Palisades Hiker

Larry Conn, of Pacific Palisades, went missing in the eastern Sierra Mountains in October 2012 when a winter storm hampered search and rescue efforts.

The belongings of a missing hiker from Pacific Palisades were discovered near human remains in the Sierra Mountain this month, reports The Inyo Register

Larry Conn, 53, began his hike on the Taboose Pass on Oct. 19, 2012 when a winter storm quickly set in. He was reported overdue to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department on the evening of Oct. 23, and the Sheriff’s Department confirmed his vehicle was still at the trailhead.

Search a rescue operations began in Kings Canyon National Park on Oct. 24 and continued through Oct. 31, which lasted for eight days until it was suspended Nov. 1, utilizing 56 personnel from multiple agencies, with 10 ground search teams, three dog teams, and five helicopters.

Conn's flyer was reissued by the Kings County National Parks later in November. A spokesperson told Patch the rugged terrain and winter weather severely hindered the search efforts. 

The human remains have been sent to a coroner's office.

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Del Whan July 24, 2013 at 02:27 AM
When Larry Conn went missing he was hiking almost precisely at the border of Inyo and Kings counties in the high Sierras. I was informed last November by the Inyo Sheriff that he was sure Conn made it to the John Muir Trail and into Kings county. The search in Inyo lasted one day. It was not on the ground but was conducted only by helicopter with heat-detecting equipment on board. the search in Kings county went on for weeks. It now seems that Larry Conn never made it to Kings county. How sad.


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