Hiker, 64, found dead in Black Mountain ravine

A missing 64-year-old hiker was found dead Thursday after an apparent fall into a ravine, Henderson police said.

James Klever was discovered about 10:30 a.m. at the bottom of the ravine on Black Mountain. Authorities had been searching for him since Wednesday evening when he failed to return home from a hike, police said.

Klever left his home at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and when he had not returned by 7 p.m., his wife contacted police. Klever's vehicle was found on Pancho Via Drive near Horizon Ridge, a desert area that leads up to Black Mountain trails, police said. He was found about a half mile from his car.

Henderson officers and members of the Metropolitan Police Department's Search and Rescue team scoured the area Wednesday and early Thursday.

Police did not suspect foul play.

Contact reporter Brian Haynes at bhaynes@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0281.


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