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Missing Bucks hiker found dead

Published October 17. 2019 08:05PM

The body of a Bucks County man who went missing while hiking on the Appalachian Trail was found Thursday afternoon.

His body was found at 12:30 p.m. along the Appalachian Trail in Lynn Township.

The body was found deceased in the area of Bear Rocks, approximately 30 feet down an embankment. The National Park Service assisted with the recovery.

Troopers said on Friday Michael William Kaiser, 56, of Newportville, entered the Appalachian Trail at Route 309 in Lynn Township, Lehigh County, at an unknown time.

On Saturday Kaiser was in communication via cellphone to his brother in which he took a picture of the terrain similar to Bake Oven Knob but has not been heard from since. On Tuesday his brother reported him missing to the Bristol Township Police Department in Bucks County.

On Wednesday troopers located Kaiser’s Ford F-150 pickup in the vicinity of Bake Oven Road. A large number of troopers from Fogelsville, Bethlehem, Frackville and Lehighton barracks were canvassing the woods starting Thursday morning in an attempt to locate Kaiser.

Cetronia Ambulance, Lehigh County Special Operations, New Tripoli Fire Department and the National Park Service assisted in the search.

It's funny how some out of town white guy goes missing in Corrupt County and the police get search teams. Let a black man from Jim Thorpe go missing and he don't even get entered as a missing person nor gets a search party. It's not funny actually and one day justice will be served. Not by me of course. God has this one.
You A L one of the least informed on this site. What say you about the white city officers we read about that are prejudiced, poorly trained and have the fears of a child with a gun in their holster. Fox TV has botox'ed frozen faces with endless legs that their older male demographic loves. They are Commentators not Journalists. CNN is the only Co. with Pentagon
Privilege that sends their people into war zones. Fox people sit behind the counter or on the couch and sip Café Latte's.
Hey little Girl...

Brian Williams lied about being hit by RPG's...

Here's a classic C-Girl

CNN has fallen in ratings, because they've fallen in integrity. There's only a few of you still drinking that Kool-Aid. CNN is full of journalism with biased comments. At least Fox is fair and honest.
@KRYSTAL METHOD. What makes you so sure the man was white? The article does not identify the hiker's race, only his name and where he was from. It is you who are the bigot, automatically making assumptions based on a man's name and where he is from.
Sad that this man has passed, sadder to see a flock of racists trying to marginalize his death to make a false narrative. KM and C-G should hang their racist heads in shame.
You and A L should read more news spoken by credible sources and listen to former (retired) CIA, FBI and Military people that are on CNN.

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