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Missing hiker found dead at Point Reyes National Seashore

A hiker who went missing over the weekend at the Point Reyes National Seashore was found dead at the base of a cliff Monday morning, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office said.

Mitra Rasti, 58, of San Jose, was reported missing by a family member around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday after she went for a hike near the seashore’s Bear Valley Visitor Center and didn’t come home.

Authorities began searching for Rasti on Sunday night. Her body was found shortly after 6 a.m. Monday at the base of a cliff near Arch Rock, the sheriff’s office said.

The cause and manner of Rasti’s death will be released after investigations are completed by the National Park Service and the Marin County coroner.

An autopsy with toxicology testing is scheduled for later this week, the sheriff’s office said.

You can reach Staff Writer Matt Pera at matthew.pera@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @Matt__Pera.

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