The body of a Manhattan Beach man who disappeared nearly nine months ago while hiking in the Sierra has been found, it was reported today.
Robert Woodie Went Missing In October
The recovery of the remains of Robert Woodie — a former butcher who
ran a handyman business in the South Bay — marks a grim end to a search that
began in October, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Backpacking Trek In Kings Canyon
Woodie, 74, was reported missing after he did not return from a four-
day backpacking trek in Kings Canyon National Park. His solo hiking trip
started on Oct. 13, and a satellite messaging device indicated Woodie was in
the area of Barrett Lakes about Oct. 15.
“He Was An Experienced Hiker”
“He was an experienced hiker,” a spokesman for Sequoia and Kings
Canyon National Parks said in remarks reported by The Times. “He knew the
Around the time of Woodie’s trip, a cold spell hit the Sierra Nevada,
with strong winds, temperatures below freezing at night and snow at higher
Group Of PCT Hikers Find A Body
On July 6, a group of hikers along the Pacific Crest Trail found a body
about 300 feet from the Bishop Pass trail. The next morning, authorities
recovered the remains and the Inyo County coroner’s office identified the body
as Woodie’s, county officials said in a statement.
Survived By A Wife And Two Sons
Woodie, a 56-year resident of Manhattan Beach, is survived by a wife
and two sons. After a three-decade career as a butcher, he retired and ran a
handyman business, according to The Times.
City News Service.
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