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Missing hiker found dead in Draper, fell 200-300 feet

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Posted at 7:26 AM, Sep 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-09 19:11:53-04

DRAPER, Utah - The missing hiker has been found dead in Corner Canyon in Draper.

Kerry Elizabeth Crowley. Image courtesy Crowley family.

Kerry Elizabeth Crowley. Image courtesy Crowley family.

Officials said it appears 43-year-old Kerry Elizabeth Crowley, of South Jordan, fell 200 to 300 feet.

A helicopter found her body at the bottom of a cliff area near the Cirque of Lone Peak at about 8:30 a.m.

Unified Police Lt. Lex Bell said Crowley would have needed to leave the established trail and walk out toward a ledge to have fallen where they found her.

Bell said crews believe Crowley fell sometime Wednesday.

Crowley's family said she was an experienced hiker.

Search crews were called to the "Jacob's Ladder" trail in the Uinta Wasatch Cache National Forest after family members grew concerned when Crowley hadn't been heard from since 7:45 a.m. Tuesday when she left to go hiking.