Sad news out of Death Valley National Park as the body of a cyclist who had been missing since March 12 was found Tuesday between the Mesquite Spring campground and Scotty's Castle Road.
George Kohler, 67, who is from San Francisco, had strayed on-foot from a cycling group he had been traveling with and had been the subject of a multiagency search effort since March 13.
The Sierra Wave reports:
Kohler had been exploring Death Valley with a bicycle touring group and was last seen at a campfire at the Mesquite Spring campground Monday March 12th at approximately 8:00 PM. According to interviews conducted with the bicycle group, Kohler departed from the campfire after saying he was tired.
In the morning when Kohler did not meet up with the rest of the group, his tent was opened up; but there was no sign of Kohler or any indication that he slept in his tent.
The Inyo County Coroner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Foul play is not suspected but the incident is under investigation.