Body of Missing Hiker Found and Identified

The body of a missing hiker was found at a campsite on the River to River Trail, at the edge of Hutchins Creek. Police say,  at around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, they learned some horseback riders had found a man’s body at the campsite, which is between Bald Knob Cross and the Pine Hills area on the trail. The diseased man was identified as 68 year-old Don L. Wall from Texico, Ill. Police say, the investigation continues into the manner of Wall’s death. Officials say, he hiker has been missing for several days. He said he was hiking the River to River Trail. The man was last heard from on Sunday. Police say,  the search began after they received information that the lost hiker failed to reach his destination on Monday, Oct. 21. Officials say, the Park Service became involved around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Crews were looking for him somewhere between Bald Knob Cross and Inspiration Point near the Jackson and Union County line.

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