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BODY OF MISSING MAN FOUND IN BIG BEND RANCH STATE PARK By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

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Offline Quixote Kid

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I found this on Dr. Dougs site where he hosts the Terlingua moon. Y'all stay safe out there when you are hiking!

http://www.drdougs.com/Moon.html

BODY OF MISSING MAN FOUND IN BIG BEND RANCH STATE PARK By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN

PRESIDIO COUNTY – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has confirmed that the deceased body of Clifford Kocher, 58, of Alpine, was found in Big Bend Ranch State Park.  According to Rod Trevizo, the general superintendent for the park, Kocher’s body was found on Saturday, January 12 by two of his Alpine friends who had volunteered to search for him.  Volunteers from local communities, along with Border Patrol agents, Texas Game Wardens, Parks and Wildlife employees, local law enforcement and the Texas Rangers had been searching for Kocher since January 3.  “Everybody came together to start the search,” Trevizo said of search efforts. Law enforcement and volunteers initially searched a 20-mile radius of the park to no avail. Trevizo said Kocher entered the park on a one-day pass but left no itinerary and never checked in at any of the park’s stations.  Park officials began the search last week after friends of Kocher called concerned and after his rented vehicle was found parked alongside a park road.  According to Trevizo, Kocher was found in rough terrain near Lajitas, “thirty to forty minutes from where his car was.”He was pronounced deceased by Presidio County Justice of the Peace Juanita Bishop on Sunday morning, January 13.His body was transported out of the park by horseback and then sent to El Paso for an autopsy.  Trevizo said that upon finding the body, there was no apparent cause of death.“We strive for every visitor to check in at stations to avoid tragedies like this,” said Trevizo.

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Offline Geezer

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Here's as good a eulogy as most of us will get:

http://landuvmilknhoney.blogspot.com/2013/01/clifford-kocher-rest-in-peace.html

Also includes a cause of death.

Geezer

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Online Flash

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I ran across the following article in the Big Bend Sentinel:
 
Hiker suffered hypothermia, fracture, autopsy shows

 


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