Body Found in Grand Canyon Could Be That of Missing Hiker
Well, it sounds like the body of that 19-year-old woman who had gone missing in Grand Canyon National Park has been found in the Colorado River. Park officials say a woman's body was found in an eddy at River Mile 104 within the canyon, just below Ruby Rapid.
While park officials are awaiting official identification of the body before confirming it's that of 19-year-old Iryna Shylo, a Ukrainian national who had been living in the park, no other woman has been reported missing in the canyon in recent weeks. The body was discovered about nine miles downriver from where Ms. Shylo was last seen.
The body was found by members of a private river trip. Rangers recovered the body yesterday morning and transferred it to the Coconino County Medical Examiner's Office in Flagstaff where positive identification will be made and a cause of death determined.
An investigation into the woman's death is being conducted by the Park Service.