Body at Craters misidentified, search continues
Authorities say they misidentified the body of a woman found at Craters of the Moon National Monument but that won't alter the search for her missing hiking partner.
National Park Service spokeswoman Traci Weaver says the Butte County Coroner on Friday identified the body found Wednesday as Amy Linkert, whose 70th birthday was Thursday. She appeared to have died from exposure.
Weaver says the change doesn't alter plans by searchers Saturday as they look for 63-year-old Jo Elliott-Blakeslee. Weaver says the search includes 66 individuals, seven dogs and a helicopter.
The two women were last seen in Arco on Sept. 19.
They were reported missing Monday when Elliot-Blakeslee, a physician, didn't show up for work at the Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario, Ore.
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