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Missing hiker found dead

Search and Rescue personal pack their gear in the parking lot of the La Luz Trailhead after missing hiker Gibran Hernandez-Avila was found dead. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The body of a man who went hiking in the Sandia Mountains Sept. 13 was found Saturday, according to a spokesman with the Albuquerque Police Department.

Gibran Hernandez-Avila’s body was found in the Sandia Mountains, Gilbert Gallegos said in an email.

“The death is being ruled accidental at this time,” he said.

A missing person’s alert was issued Sept. 15, two days after 40-year-old Hernandez-Avila went hiking and sent his last known communication to his family.

Gallegos did not specify where Hernandez-Avila’s body was found in the Sandia Mountains.

 

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