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|July 9, 2020|
Body of Mt. Baldy hiker found and recovered
MOUNT BALDY – (INT) – The case of a hiker missing on Mt. Baldy for more than 6-months has been closed.
Authorities have confirmed the body found last Friday at 7800 foot high Fish Fork is that of Sreenivas "Sree" Mokkapati, 52, of Irvine.
Mokkapati was reported missing last December 8th after becoming separated from his hiking companions on the snow and ice-covered mountain.
During an extensive air and ground search that followed, San Bernardino County search member Timothy Staples fell to his death.
His body was immediately recovered. But it wasn’t until June 19th that two hikers discovered Mokkapati’s remains on the Los Angeles County side of Southern California’s third-highest mountain
Story Date: July 2, 2020