Human Remains Found at Taos Ski Valley

Human Remains Found at Taos Ski Valley


Human Remains Found at Taos Ski Valley


Hikers at Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico spotted the remains of what is believed to be that of John McCoy, a 72-year-old skier who disappeared while skiing alone on Jan. 2, 2020.

According to Taos News, McCoy’s family reported him missing on Jan. 6 after they had not heard from him for several days.

Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said McCoy’s ski pass was found on the body.

It is believed that McCoy had crashed and broken a leg, leaving him immobile in an out-of-bounds section of the mountain off Lift-2.

The Taos News article goes on to quote a Notre Dame alumni blog that says, “McCoy was an experienced outdoorsman all his life, the post continues. He skied several times in the Alps and the Andes. He was also an avid sailor, hiker, and scuba diver.”

You can read the full article here Remains recovered from Taos Ski Valley believed to be those of missing skier

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