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Body found in search for missing hiker at Red Rock Canyon

Updated June 14, 2019 - 2:40 pm

Red Rock Search & Rescue crews searching Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area for a missing hiker who disappeared this week discovered a man’s body Friday.

It wasn’t clear whether the body was that of Jeffrey Kalista, 52, whose car was found earlier this week at a trailhead inside the park. He departed for the canyon on Monday for a hike, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

The Clark County coroner’s office will release the identity after family notification.

Search & Rescue and Metro had been looking for Kalista since Thursday morning, when he was reported missing by his family members.

Metro spokeswoman Laura Meltzer said Friday that foul play was not suspected in the disappearance.

He was last seen wearing a blue baseball hat and beige shorts as he departed for the hike. Police said he is 5-foot-9 with blue eyes and brown hair and weighs about 220 pounds.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Metro at 702-828-3111 or 702-828-2907.

Contact Jessica Terrones at jterrones@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0256. Follow @JessATerrones on Twitter. Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter.

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