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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. 


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A view from Park Point overlook

Park Point, the highest elevation in the park (8427 ft/2569 m), has a 360 degree panoramic view that is considered one of the grandest in the country.