EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Officials with the El Paso Police Department (EPPD) say the body found Monday morning is believed to be that of a missing hiker.
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Day two of the search for a missing person on Mount Franklin dawned with El Paso Fire Department’s (EPFD) Mountain Rescue Unit continuing their work on several mountain trails.
Via a Tweet, EPFD officials provided an update to the on going search.
UPDATE COMSAR at Franklin Mountain – After an exhaustive search and rescue operation on multiple trails, no individuals were found. A second operation will be dispatched at daylight to continue the search.— El Paso Fire Department (@EPTXFire) May 9, 2022
Police units continue to monitor the area. pic.twitter.com/RjqgxCIQvV
On Sunday, officials say the vehicle for a missing person was found shortly before 4:30 p.m The vehicle was found near a mountain trailhead; officials say the person has been missing for 24-hours.
EPFD’s Mountain Rescue Unit geared up near that trailhead, with an incident command set up at on Rim Road, and started their search.
As this continues to be an active search , look for updates as soon as officials provide us with an update here on KTSM.com and in our later newscasts.
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