SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK — Searchers have found a body in Seqoia National Park near where they had been looking for a missing hiker.
National Park Service spokesman Matt Fagan says Saturday that officials have temporarily suspended the search for Johnnie Jean Daniel until the body can be identified. The 65-year-old San Rafael woman was reported missing Thursday by a family member after she failed to return from a hike.
The body was found about 1,000 feet above Monarch Lake.
Daniel was reported to be an experienced hiker. However, Fagan says cold temperatures in the 8,000- to 13,000 foot elevations have been challenging.