HAYWOOD COUNTY, NC (FOX Carolina) - Tuesday, Haywood County Emergency Service officials said the search for a missing hiker concluded after his body was located in an off-trail area.
Officials said At approximately 3 p.m. today search teams located the body of 27-year-old missing hiker Chad Seger. He was found in an off-trail area near the Art Loeb trail in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area.
Segar had been missing since Oct. 12 and was last seen in the Black Balsam area of Pisgah National Forest.
Officials said it is too early to determine the cause of death at this time.
According to officials, the family would also like to thank all of the volunteers, searchers, first responders, organizations, and veterans who dedicated their time and resources to help bring Chad home.
Officials also mentioned that over 400 individual searchers and support staff representing multiple agencies from five states were involved in the efforts to bring closure to the Seger family.
27 years old
Weight: 155 lbs.
Classification: DAY/NIGHT HIKER
Foul Play Suspected: Unknown / Undisclosed
Suspected Suicide: Unknown / Undisclosed
Reported missing on October 12, 2020 - 252 days, 12 hours, 49 minutes ago
Found on October 20, 2020 - 243 days, 21 hours, 49 minutes ago
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Mar 17, 2021 at 12:37
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This case file has been assigned the Missing Persons ID 940
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