• View of Square Tower House, seen along the Mesa Top Loop

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

Missing Camper’s Body Found

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Date: September 27, 2011
Contact: Betty Lieurance, 970-529-4608

On September 23, at approximately 5:00 pm, law enforcement rangers responded to a report of an overdue party. Christopher Moran was reportedly camping in Morefield Campground and was to meet a group of people in Kayenta, Arizona, but never arrived.

Rangers began an investigation and conducted a hasty search of the area. Mr. Moran's vehicle was located and he was found deceased in his tent, apparently of natural causes. The body was released to the Montezuma County Coroner's Office for further investigation. 


-NPS-

Did You Know?

Baron Gustaf Nordenskiold

In 1891, Swedish scientist Gustaf Nordenskiold studied, explored, and photographed many of Mesa Verde’s cliff dwellings. Considered by many to be the first true archeologist at Mesa Verde, his book, "The Cliff Dwellers of the Mesa Verde," was the first extensive record of its cliff dwellings.