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Apparent Suicide at Pictured Rocks NL

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Date: October 31, 2006
Contact: Larry Hach, 906-387-2607, x203
Contact: Michigan State Police, 906-387-4551

(Munising, Michigan) On the evening of Saturday, October 28, Michigan State Police received a report from two hikers that had discovered a body while hiking in the Trappers Lake backcountry area of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. National Park Service rangers were notified and a joint investigation began.

Michigan State Police troopers and National Park Service rangers hiked into the remote site near Trappers Lake where they found a make-shift camp set up approximately 100 yards off the trail. The body of Daniel Lee Guyer, a 42 year old male from Olivet, Michigan, was found near the camp, a victim of an apparent suicide. The death remains under investigation.

Did You Know?

Mineral seepage creates the vibrant colors shown on this close-up photo of the Pictured Rocks cliffs.

Mineral stains give color to the famous cliffs of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Red and orange colors are iron, black is manganese, white is limonite, and green is a trace of copper. There are no pictographs or petroglyphs on the Pictured Rocks cliffs (that we know of). More...