The body found in the pool above Yosemite Falls still has not been confirmed to be either Kenneth Klein's or John Gunn's. Missing NPF is currently seeking out this information, and will post an update once it is found.
Kenneth Klein, 23, and John Gunn, 19, were both last seen on July 28, 1967. They were both salesmen at Yosemite Lodge Chevron, and they had planned a hiking trip from Camp 4 to Eagle Peak on the day they were last seen.
Prior to heading out on the hike, both Klein and Gunn spoke with a Seventh Day Adventist Minister who was also planning to hike that same day; the three men agreed to rendezvous at the top of the peak.
Klein and Gunn only planned to hike for that day due to Gunn having to work a late shift starting at 11:00 pm. When neither of the two showed up for work on July 29, and their roommate, Greg Jackson, told officials they were not in the tent Friday night, search teams took action. During one of the search efforts, Klein’s motorcycle was found near a government woodcutting site, one mile west of El Capitan Bridge. No other signs of the two men’s whereabouts were found.
Search efforts ended on August 5, 1967.
On September 4, 1967, a body was found deep in a pool above Yosemite Falls by two brothers who were hiking in the area. Gunn’s father was asked to try and identify the remains while authorities tried to identify the body through dental records.
No other information has been found confirming that the body’s identity was either Klein or Gunn.
23 years old
Classification: DAY/NIGHT HIKER
Professional Affiliation: FEDERAL / STATE
Foul Play Suspected: Unknown / Undisclosed
Suspected Suicide: Unknown / Undisclosed
Cause of Death: Undetermined / Unreleased
Reported missing on July 29, 1967 - 19905 days, 1 hours, 21 minutes ago
Found on September 4, 1967 - 19868 days, 1 hours, 21 minutes ago
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Mar 17, 2021 at 12:38
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Apr 02, 2021 at 19:29
This case file has been assigned the Missing Persons ID 1058
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