MARIPOSA – The name of a Mariposa man who apparently fell to his death in Yosemite over the weekend has been released by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the family of Jeffery Moore, 36, contacted their office on Friday, Apr. 11, stating they were concerned about Moore’s welfare and reported him missing.
Deputies checked Moore’s apartment but didn’t locate him. Yosemite National Park was then notified as Moore’s family thought he might be in the Park. Deputies also traveled Highway 140 to the Park boundary, checking campgrounds and other areas, but again, failed to locate Moore.
Mid-morning on Saturday, Apr. 12, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a family member who had found Jeffery’s vehicle parked near the Highway 41 Tunnel in Yosemite National Park. The Sheriff’s Office communicated this information to the YNP law enforcement who responded to the area.
Later the same day, Jeffery Moore’s deceased body was located below a nearby 1,000 ft. cliff face known as the Rostrum. He was retrieved by Yosemite Search and Rescue and CHP Helicopter H-40.
The investigation into how Moore died is ongoing.