Police: Missing hiker from White Plains found dead

Police: Missing hiker from White Plains found dead

News 12 Staff

Aug 11, 2022, 5:55 PM

Updated 652 days ago

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State police say a missing hiker from White Plains has been found dead.
Police say 23-year-old Omar Benitez was hiking with friends in Bear Mountain State Park in the Town of Highlands on Tuesday when he became separated from them.
The search ended due to darkness and safety reasons and resumed Wednesday morning.
At about 10 a.m.,Benitez's body was located in Popolopen Creek.
An investigation revealed he had slipped and fell into the water.


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