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Hiker reported missing between Jackson, Union counties has been found dead

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UPDATE 10/23/19 AT 1:25 P.M.

UNION COUNTY (WSIL) -- The Union County Sheriff's Office announced that the body of a missing hiker has been found. The body was found at a campsite on the River to River trail at the edge of Hutchins Creek. The location was between Bald Knob Cross and the Pine Hills area.

He has been identified as Don L. Wall, 68, of Texico. The investigation into how Wall died continues.

ORIGINAL STORY

VIENNA (WSIL) -- The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is conducting a search near Inspiration Point in the Shawnee National Forest for a hiker that went missing Sunday.

Acting District Ranger Chad Deaton tells News 3 the unnamed hiker was last contacted Sunday near Bald Knob Cross of Peace. Deaton said the lone hiker was headed to Inspiration Point to be picked up, but never made it to his destination.

Deaton said there are four USFS Search and Rescue personnel deployed near Inspiration Point. Two additional conservation officers are assisting in the search.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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