The remains of a Yosemite visitor who had been missing since May have been identified, officials with Yosemite National Park said Wednesday.
Alexander Joseph Sevier, 24, went missing May 3. He was staying in the park’s housekeeping campground and planned day hikes alone.
Park officials launched an extensive search using a California Highway Patrol helicopter and search dogs, park officials said.
Remains were found on the banks of the Merced River near Vernal Fall in August and sent for DNA testing.
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The results positively identified Sevier, whose family was notified of his death.
Sevier was a member of the U.S. Navy. Authorities did not list his hometown.