Missing Woman Found Dead in Yosemite National Park
The search for a missing woman in Yosemite National Park ended on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 when her body was located in the Echo Creek drainage, a rugged wilderness area southwest of Tuolumne Meadows.
Ottorina Bonaventura, 80, was reported missing by friends when she failed to return to the Vogelsang High Sierra Camp after a day-hike on Jul 30, 2007. Over 150 searchers from counties throughout California, the National Park Service, and DNC Parks and Resorts in Yosemite, Inc. participated in the search effort. Dog teams and helicopters were used as well.
The cause of death is still under investigation.
Did You Know?
In 1984, 83 miles of the Tuolumne River were added to the Wild and Scenic Rivers System by Congress with an amendment to the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. This included 54 miles of the river within Yosemite National Park.