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Yosemite National Park Identifies Remains of Alexander Sevier

YOSEMITE — Sad news out of Yosemite National Park, as Park Rangers have positively identified the remains of Alexander Joseph Sevier, a visitor who was last seen in Yosemite Valley on May 3, this year.

Sevier, a member of the U.S. Navy, was staying in Housekeeping Camp and was witnessed going out on day hikes each day during his visit.

Yosemite National Park Rangers, assisted by a California Highway Patrol helicopter from Fresno, California, depart from Ahwahnee Meadow in Yosemite Valley last May, searching for a missing park visitor Alexander Sevier. (NPS photos by Tess Morin).

When he was reported missing, Park Rangers, with the aid of search dogs and a CHP helicopter, launched an extensive search looking for him.

The search has been ongoing.

At the end of August, human remains were discovered near the banks of the Merced River below Vernal Fall. The remains were sent out for DNA testing, and were confirmed to be the remains of Sevier.

Sevier’s family has been notified.

 

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