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Update on discovery of bodies following a 9-1-1 call in Grand Canyon National Park

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Date: February 5, 2009
Contact: Maureen Oltrogge, 928-638-7779

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Grand Canyon National Park rangers responded to a 9-1-1 call early this morning and discovered the bodies of a male and female in a mobile home located in a residential trailer park within Grand Canyon. The incident is being investigated as a murder/suicide. There is no indication of any third party involvement.

The investigation is being conducted by the National Park Service with support from the Federal Bureau of Investigations Evidence Response Team. 

The victim’s identities are being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next-of-kin.

The Grand Canyon Incident Information Center was activated this morning at 7:00 a.m. The Center was available to provide information and answer questions from the public and Grand Canyon/Tusayan Community members. The Center closed at 4:00 p.m. today. A recorded message at 928-638-7688 continues to be available and will be updated once positive identification has been made and next-of-kin notified.  

Media calls should be directed to the Grand Canyon Public Affairs Office at 928-638-7779.

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