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.