Missing hiker found dead at Point Reyes National Seashore identified

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(BCN) – Search crews on Monday morning discovered the body of a hiker who had been reported missing at the Point Reyes National Seashore the night before.

The hiker – who has since been identified as 58-year-old San Jose woman Mitra Rasti – was last seen leaving the Bear Valley Visitor Center at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, according to park officials.

Rasti was hiking alone and left from the Bear Valley trailhead early Sunday evening and was reported overdue at about 10 p.m. that night by a family member.

Park rangers and Marin County search and rescue crews on Monday found her body on a beach near the former location of Arch Rock, and a Sonoma County sheriff’s helicopter crew helped to airlift her from the scene, park service officials said.

Rasti’s cause of death remains under investigation.

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