Missing Yosemite Hiker Is Found Dead

'Alice' Yu Xie, 41, found dead on Jan. 16 in Yosemite National Park after ill-fated hike
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2021 8:07 AM CST
Missing Hiker Found Dead at Yosemite
"Alice" Yu Xie.   (NPS, via KTLA)

A hiker who went missing at Yosemite National Park earlier this month has been found dead. National Park Service officials say the body of "Alice" Yu Xie, 41, was found Jan. 16 at the base of Upper Yosemite Fall, per KCRA. KTLA reports that Xie had traveled to the park from Mariposa County by bus on Jan. 14, with plans "to hike to the top of Yosemite Falls," per a park Facebook post. She was "reported overdue" the next day, and on Jan. 16, the park made a public announcement about her disappearance.

Xie was a Chinese national living in the US, per CBS Sacramento, which adds it's not clear why there was a delay in announcing her death. Her family has been notified, though her cause of death hasn't been announced. Park officials are now asking members of the public who may have been on the trail leading to the top of Yosemite Falls on either Jan. 14 or Jan. 15 to contact them, even if they don't recall seeing Xie. (Read more Yosemite National Park stories.)

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