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Police: Hiker who died in Florida may be Lake George-area man; ID sought

Police: Hiker who died in Florida may be Lake George-area man; ID sought

Police: Hiker who died in Florida may be Lake George-area man; ID sought
The unidentified hiker who went by the trailnames Denim and Mostly Harmless
Photographer: Collier County Sheriff's Office (Florida)

GLENS FALLS - A hiker found dead last summer in Florida remains unidentified and now authorities believe he may be from the Lake George area.

The Glens Falls Police Department put out photos believed to be of the hiker on its Facebook page and indicated that information provided by Florida authorities indicated he may be from New York and possibly from the Lake George area.

Anyone who may know the man's identity is asked to contact the Glens Falls Police Department at 518-761-3840 or the Collier County Sheriff's Office in Florida at 239-252-9300.

The man's remains were found July 23 at a camp location on the Florida Trail in southwest Florida and it is believed he died a few days before his body was found, sheriff's officials there said. Collier County is just south of Fort Myers and west of Miami.

There were no obvious injuries and the death was not considered to be suspicious, sheriff's officials wrote in an August Facebook post that has since been shared 15,000 times.

The man is believed to have gone by the trail names Denim and Mostly Harmless. The August post indicated possible ties to New York State and Louisiana. He may have worked in the tech industry.

"What we need most from the public is info on the name of the hiker known as Denim and Mostly Harmless so that his family can be notified and lay their loved one to rest," the Collier County Sheriff's Office wrote then.

 

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