German Woman, 20, Found Dead in Texas Canyon

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CANYON, Texas (AP) - A 20-year-old girl has been found dead
after she went missing while hiking through a canyon in the Texas
Panhandle.

Randall County sheriff's spokesman Danny Alexander tells KVII-TV
of Amarillo that the girl was an exchange student from Germany who
was hiking along Lighthouse Trail in Palo Duro Canyon Monday
afternoon when she was reported missing about 4 p.m. Monday. He
says some other hikers came upon her body about two hours later.

The woman's identity was being withheld until her family can be
notified, but Alexander says heat exhaustion is suspected in her
death. Temperatures inside the canyon was reported to be about 120
degrees at the time of the disappearance.

The trail is about 22 miles southeast of Amarillo.


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