Body of missing hiker found at campground - Albuquerque Journal

Body of missing hiker found at campground

A 59-year-old man missing since November has been found dead in a campground in northern New Mexico, state police confirmed Sunday.

The initial investigation determined that Stephen Olshansky likely died of exposure while hiking on the Continental Divide, Sgt. Elizabeth Armijo said in a news release.

Steve "Otter" Olshansky in a photograph on the Search for Otter - Steve Olshansky page on Facebook.
Steve “Otter” Olshansky in a photograph on the Search for Otter – Steve Olshansky page on Facebook.

Hikers contacted police after finding a man’s body in a facility Saturday at Lower Lagunitas Campground, which is located off of County Road 87 on national forest land east of Chama.

Impassible roads and high snow drifts prevented officers from accessing his remains Saturday. On Sunday, Armijo said, they hiked and used ATVs to reach the area.

Olshansky, who went by the nickname Otter, was an avid hiker, according to the Search for Otter – Steve Olshansky page of Facebook. Police said his last known address was in Boynton Beach, Fla.


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