FAMILY IDENTIFIES REMAINS AS THOSE OF MISSING CANADIAN HIKER

Paul Miller

The family of the Canadian hiker who went missing in Joshua Tree National Park in 2018 has confirmed that the remains found last month are his. Paul Miller, 51, was last seen July 13, 2018, when he told his wife he wanted one more hike before returning to Canada. Authorities quickly found his rental car in the 49 Palms Oasis parking lot, but despite hundreds of searchers spending thousands of hours looking for him, he was not found until December 19, 2019. Miller’s family had hired a private firm to search the oasis and surrounding area with a drone. An analysis of the photos found evidence of human remains in a steep and rocky area located far away from any trails. Sheriff’s deputies and park rangers hiked to the location in December and located and retrieved the remains. The San Bernardino County coroner’s office notified the family that the remains were Paul Miller.

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