US News

California hiker family’s mystery deaths ‘due to heat’: sheriff

Published by
AFP

Los Angeles (AFP) – The mysterious deaths of a family and their dog on a California hiking trail that baffled investigators for weeks was down to excessive heat, the local sheriff said Thursday. The bodies of Briton John Gerrish, 45, his wife Ellen Chung, 31, and their one-year-old daughter, Miju, were discovered a short way from a trailhead in the Sierra National Forest. Their pet dog was nearby, also dead. Multiple theories about the cause of their deaths were floated, including exposure to toxic gases from an abandoned mine, or drinking water contaminated by poisonous algae. But Mariposa Sh…

Read More

Facebook Comments

Check Also

Court rules that Kohl’s damages cannot be inherited by his widow

Published by DPA An award of damages of ...

Archives