A hunter who went missing 53 years ago in the Idaho wilderness was found by another hunter who was out bow hunting.
According to the Associated Press, Raymond Jones, 39, was last seen on Sept. 7, 1968, while bow hunting mountain goats near the east fork of Hayden Creek near the city of Salmon, about 160 miles northwest of Idaho Falls.
A second bowhunter was looking for a shortcut and came across Jones’ remains Friday. He contacted authorities.
Authorities stated that they were unable to begin their recovery efforts due to the rugged terrain and the lack of daylight left, and didn’t start them until the next morning.
Deputies found the remains of Jones’ wallet with his identification intact.
The AP reported that authorities contacted Jones’ family after the remains were discovered.
The AP reported that Jones disappeared one day before a search began for him.
Jones was searched for by more than 70 people in 1968. A helicopter also assisted with the search, but it was canceled due to snowy conditions.