Body found by hiker is missing scientist

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (KRQE) – DNA tests confirm a body found on the San Ildefonso Pueblo near Los Alamos is a missing LANL scientist.

Michael Cannon went missing the day before the big Las Conchas Fire nearly three years ago.

The fire forced a major evacuation of the town which hampered the search to find him.

Last summer a hiker found remains on BIA land.

DNA tests were done and police confirm they are Cannon’s.

How he died isn’t known. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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