A missing hiker was found dead by teams early Wednesday in American Fork Canyon.
Nineteen-year-old McKenna Miner was reported missing Tuesday morning, two days after she went to hike the area near Tibble Fork Reservoir.
Following an all-day search Tuesday, a member of the search and rescue team located a pair of snowshoes before finding Miner’s body at approximately 10 a.m.
Although the body found has not been fully identified, during a briefing Wednesday, a Utah County Search and Rescue official said it’s believed the body is Miner’s and that her death will be classified as a suicide.
According to Sgt. Dallin Turner, a horse posse involved in the search located a trail about a mile-and-a-half up the main road near the reservoir and pursued the tracks before eventually discovering the snowshoes by some trees.
The snowshoes in their packaging when they were found.”There were signs that this was somebody who was struggling with mental health issues,” said Turner.
., The Provo Police Department was first notified about Miner at around 6 a.m. Tuesday after friends and roommates became concerned about her disappearance.
We don’t know exactly McKenna’s level of preparedness, what kind of equipment she had with her,” said Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday.