Body of missing hiker located

On September 18, 2017, at approximately 11 a.m., a body tentatively identified as missing hiker, Alex A. Stevens, 28, of Hopewell, NJ, was located in the vicinity of Wallface Mountain, near Wallface Pond. Stevens was last seen on September 2, 2017.

Essex County Coroner Francis Whitelaw responded to the scene and authorized the removal of the body to Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake for an autopsy to be completed on September 19, 2017, at 11 a.m.

Agencies involved with the search efforts include the New York State Police, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Forest Rangers, the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Search and Rescue of the Northern Adirondacks (SARNAK), Stowe Mountain Rescue, the Adirondack Amateur Radio Association, Newcomb Fire Department, the Town of Newcomb, and Newcomb Central School. Several other volunteers have also been on scene assisting with the search efforts.

The New York State Police continue their investigation.


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