Lifeless physique of lacking Virginia lady present in “steep and rocky space” in Glacier Nationwide Park
A Virginia woman who went missing in Glacier National Park, Montana last week, was found dead in a steep and rocky area near the continental divide, park officials said.
Jennifer Coleman, 34, of Richmond, was reported missing Wednesday, the National Park Service (NPS) said. Coleman reportedly went on a solo hike around Logan Pass on August 30 or 31 and never returned.
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“Thank you everyone for the kind words, prayers and messages,” Coleman’s parents Hal and Sharon wrote on social media after hearing the news of the discovery. “The people were a blessing for us. We are grateful and grateful from the bottom of our hearts. No words to describe the grief.”
Coleman’s body was discovered Sunday in a steep and rocky area near the continental divide in Glacier National Park. Her cause of death is still being investigated.
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Park officials said Coleman may have hiked the Highline Trail or a dangerous ridge that was used as an off-trail climbing route called Dragon’s Tail, the Daily Inter Lake reported.
Up to 50 employees searched Glacier’s rugged terrain after park officials found Coleman’s vehicle in the Logan Pass parking lot on Wednesday afternoon, the NPS said.
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Rescue workers were unable to retrieve Coleman’s body from the air on Sunday due to strong wind conditions, the NPS said. Mining is expected to resume when weather conditions permit.
Coleman’s cause of death is being investigated.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.