Remains in Colorado believed to be Ohio man


SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — Authorities believe remains found on a Colorado mountain are those of 64-year-old Gene George of Ohio, who has been missing he went hiking in the area in September.

The Chaffee (CHAY’-fee) County Sheriff’s Department says the remains were found Monday on 14,420-foot Mount Harvard.

Another hiker found a wallet and clothing Sunday near a trail leading to the summit of Mount Harvard and another peak. He led the Chaffee County Search and Rescue team to the site Monday, when the remains were found.

George, of Cleveland, was last heard from on Sept. 18 when he spoke by phone with his girlfriend in Cleveland. He was reported missing four days latter when he failed to check out of his motel room. His car was found locked at a trailhead.

A four-day search last fall turned up no sign of him. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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