The body of Tyler Keefer was located yesterday in the Dickey Ridge area of Shenandoah National Park, marking the end of a multi-day search. The cause of death is under investigation.
Keefer, 21, had been missing since Saturday, July 6th. His family reported him missing to the Front Royal Police Department and park officials were notified Monday that his bicycle had been located near the Dickey Ridge Trailhead.
Shenandoah National Park employees and trained volunteers, including dog teams, ground searchers, and support personnel were involved in the search. National Park Service personnel were assisted by Front Royal Police Department, Virginia Search and Rescue Dogs Association (VSRDA), Dogs East Search and Rescue, Blue and Gray Search and Rescue Dogs, and canine team dispatcher, Melissa Taylor.
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