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James Randall Morgenson

  • Remains Found - Confirmed ID

About James Randall Morgenson's case

According to source, “US Park Ranger Morgenson disappeared while on an extended 4 day backcountry patrol. The last radio contact with Ranger Morgenson was at his routine 24 hour daily radio status check to headquarters on July 20, 1996. The National Park Service initiated a search of Ranger Morgenson on July 23, 1996 with helicopters and search dogs but Ranger Morgenson was not located. After a year the National Park Service declared him deceased. On July 15, 2001, 4 off duty crew members hiking in the area found human remains in a stream drainage. Dental records identified the remains to be Ranger Morgenson. Ranger Morgenson fell to his death as he attempted to cross a stream.”

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Investigative Details

  • Foul Play Suspected: No
  • Suicide Suspected: No
  • Cause of Death: Undetermined / Unreleased

Significant Dates

  • Reported Missing: Saturday, July 20, 1996 (28 years ago)
  • Date Found: Sunday, July 15, 2001 (23 years ago)

Administrative Details

Monday, January 8, 2024 (2 months ago)

Missing NPF Public Identification Number (MPID) 9876

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