SAN ANTONIO -- The search for a San Antonio man who went missing while hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park may be coming to a tragic end.
A man's body was found Tuesday afternoon by two people who were snowshoeing in the national park, which is about 65 miles northwest of Denver. The body was in a thick, timbered area about 100 feet off the trail, according to a news release from the national park.
Troy Green, 39, went to Denver last week for a conference but never showed up. When his wife hadn’t heard from him, she called police. Green's rental car was discovered at the park on Friday, but Green was nowhere to be found.
The Larimer County Coroner’s office will not release positive identification until completion of an autopsy. However, the news release stated that the body is believed to be Green.
“He was not prepared to spend the night out. He was out for a day hike with very minimal gear,” incident commander Rich Browne said prior to the discovery. “The weather that Mr. Green was out in was sub-zero with wind chill factors very low.”
The location where the body was found, near the Flattop Mountain trail, was inside the search area but about one mile north of the portion where search managers believed Green may have hiked, according to the news release.
The area had been searched several times by ground personnel, a dog team, and helicopter over-flights.