Grand Canyon, Ariz. – At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, a private river trip rafter reported to the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center via satellite phone that a woman’s body had been found at river mile 165, which is located near Tuckup Canyon on the Colorado River. Due to pending darkness, rangers were unable to fly to the scene until the following morning.
At approximately 9 a.m. on Friday, March 22, rangers were flown to the scene to begin their investigations and prepare the body for transport. The body was flown to the rim by helicopter at approximately 11:30 a.m. and was transferred to the Coconino County Medical Examiner.
The woman’s name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin. No additional information is available from Grand Canyon National Park officials at this time.
Kaitlin Anne Kenney, 21 of Englewood, Colorado has been missing in the Grand Canyon since January 11, 2013. She was last seen that night at her rafting camp located at river mile 134.5 near Tapeats Creek.
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