Mr. Lopez started hiking the Emory Peak trail in the Chisos Mountains on Saturday, September 1, 2018. Late that evening, his friends reported him missing. The National Park Service initiated ground search operations on the morning of Sunday, September 2, 2018, with sixteen National Park Service search personnel, along with 2 Border Patrol agents assisting the ground search. Aerial search included the park’s fixed wing aircraft, and a Customs & Border Protection air and marine helicopter were used.
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44 years old
Weight: 180 lbs.
Race: HISPANIC OR LATINO
Classification: DAY/NIGHT HIKER
Foul Play Suspected: No
Suspected Suicide: No
Cause of Death: Believed Alive / Not Dead
Reported missing on September 1, 2018 - 1672 days, 21 hours, 41 minutes ago
Found on September 3, 2018 - 1670 days, 21 hours, 41 minutes ago
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This case file has been assigned the Missing Persons ID 4244
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Judaea RojoJuly 11, 2021 at 7:04 pm
9/3/18 Update: Missing hiker, Edilberto Lopez, has been found alive, and well. More here: https://www.nps.gov/bibe/learn/news/missing-hiker-found.htm