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Officials Confirm Both Sets of Bones as Missing Hikers

Officials Confirm Both Sets of Bones as Missing Hikers

Posted - Jul. 16, 2004 at 7:47 a.m.



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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Summit County officials say both sets of bones found in Weber Canyon are those of a mother and daughter who went missing while hiking in the Uinta Mountains.

Last week, officers confirmed one of the sets of bones found near a makeshift shelter last month belonged to 39-year-old Kimberly Beverly of Tucker, Georgia. Yesterday, they confirmed the other set of bones belong to Beverly's mother, 58-year-old Carole Wetherton, of Panacea, Florida.

Officers say the women probably died of hypothermia after a sudden storm moved in while they were hiking last September.

Sheriff Dave Edmunds says they're happy now that the women's family can finally have some closure. The women's family has donated 17-thousand dollars to Summit County Search and Rescue.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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