Authorities say a rescue team has found the body of an Arizona State University professor who had been reported missing from a northern Arizona campground.
BREAKING: Missing hiker and ASU professor Debra Schwartz found dead below rim of Oak Creek Canyon. pic.twitter.com/RiyUwQfn7I— FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) May 8, 2016
Coconino County Sheriff's officials say in a news release the body of 59-year-old Debra Ann Schwartz was found about 11:10 a.m. Sunday in an unnamed slot canyon. She was about a half-mile from her camping spot in the Pine Flat Campground in Oak Creek Canyon.
The sheriff's office received a call from the campground about 9 a.m. Friday when Schwartz failed to check out as scheduled.
Search teams had to rappel to reach Schwartz's body. Sheriff's officials say she was found in extremely rough terrain.
A cause and manner of death have not been determined. Schwartz, of Tempe, taught English at ASU.