Posted: Sep 13, 2012 8:58 PM by MTN News
Updated: Sep 14, 2012 6:10 AM
WEST GLACIER- A seasonal worker who went missing on July 29 while hiking in Glacier National Park has been found dead, according to a park press release.
Jakson Kreiser, 19, of Michigan, who was spending the summer working for the park at Lake McDonald Lodge, was reported missing when he didn't return from a July 27 hike.
Hikers notified park authorities Thursday afternoon when they found human remains in an area southwest of Hidden Lake.
A Flathead County Coroner determined the body belonged to Kreiser, and officials say an autopsy is pending.
After several teams of searchers had found no clues, his parents issued a press release in August saying they believed their son had "found the world's greatest resting place. Jakson absolutely fell in love with Glacier National Park, all that it has to offer, as well as all of the people he came to know."