• Missing hiker, park ranger found dead in Yosemite National Park

    By: Crystal Bonvillian, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    A missing California hiker and a seasoned park ranger were found dead within days of one another at Yosemite National Park over the weekend. 

    The body of Scott Tenczar, 48, was found Saturday in the northeastern portion of the park, according to the Fresno Bee. He had been missing since July 25. 

    That was the last day he was spotted, near the Bridgeport Ranger Station, according to Yosemite park officials. An experienced hiker, Tenczar planned to backpack from Robinson Creek to Crown Lake, Matterhorn Canyon, Smedberg Lake, Seavey Pass and Peeler Lake.

    The area where he was hiking was not near the wildfires raging through the area, officials said

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    Tenczar’s body was found just one day after the body of Ranger John Blevins Cogdell III was recovered, park officials said. Cogdell was last seen around midday Aug. 15 at the Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley. 

    The circumstances of both deaths remain under investigation, park officials said

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