Authorities recover body of hiker on North Maroon Peak

By Real Aspen
Real AspenJuly 24, 2012
The body of a missing hiker was recovered Tuesday morning near Aspen.
The Maroon Bells
Photo by Troy Hooper


Leonard Joyner, of New York, was found on the northern aspect of North Maroon Peak, according to a Pitkin County Sheriff's press release. Members of Mountain Rescue Aspen spotted his body at about 8:15 a.m. during an aerial search, the press release said.

Joyner, 31, had reportedly been hiking in the area last week and his family contacted police when he didn't return.

His body was flown out of the Maroon Bells area and transported to Farnum's Funeral Home in Glenwood Springs, according to the press release.


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