The Summit County Sheriff's Office is looking into the possibility that bones found in the Middle Fork of Weber Canyon may actually be two missing hikers that disappeared last fall.
As Tonya Papanikolas tells us, recovery crews were sifting through evidence all day.
The captain says their department looked over the case and made aerial surveys... then decided to conduct a training exercise in the area, briefing searchers they could find clues about the missing hikers. And they found some potentiallly big clues. Searchers first stumbled upon an article of clothing. That discovery led to a makeshift campsite and other items.
Capt. Alan Siddoway: "ITEMS THAT YOU'D CARRY IN A PACK FOR A DAY HIKE - FIRST AID KIT, LIP BALM, CAMERA, THAT TYPE OF THING."
The bones were found scattered a little further away. This is all two miles from where the missing hikers' SUV was found. But officials say this site wasn't heavily searched in the fall. Tonya Papanikolas, Eyewitness News.
Officers have contacted the family of the missing hikers... who will wait and see what forensic evidence shows.
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