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Remains found at Zion National Park identified as missing Salt Lake City man

Posted at 10:46 AM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 22:17:02-04

ZION NATIONAL PARK — Search and Rescue crews have found a person dead after responding to a report of an overdue hiker in Zion National Park.

On Thursday evening, a news release from the park confirmed the remains are those of Pradeep Beryl Solomon, 35, of Salt Lake City.

Solomon had told his roommate he was planning on hiking at Angels Landing on April 16. The roommate reported him missing on the afternoon of April 17, after Solomon had failed to return home.

Rangers started looking for Solomon that afternoon and discovered his car in the visitor’s center parking lot.

A search and rescue crew started a search around the base of Angels Landing Thursday morning and found the remains below the north side of the hiking route.

“The injuries sustained were consistent with a high elevation fall, probably from the Angels Landing Trail, according to the preliminary investigation. The Washington County Sherriff’s Office is the primary investigating agency. More information may be available once the investigation is complete,” a news release from Zion National Park said.