Cape Girardeau hiker found dead in Mongolia

Colin McLain (Source: McLain Family)
Colin McLain (Source: McLain Family)

By Heartland News

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - A Cape Girardeau man hiking in Mongolia has been found dead.

Colin McLain's grandfather, Ivan McLain tells Heartland News his grandson was found dead in Mongolia.  Family received a call from the U.S. embassy at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

McLain says Colin was hiking with another person when he said he was tired and told the other person to go on while he rested.  The other person finished the hike, but never saw him.  He reported Colin missing after 36 hours.

Search crews found Colin's body where he was last seen.  An autopsy is scheduled on the body.

Colin's mother just retired from the Cape Girardeau school district.  His grandfather is former Cape Girardeau County Sheriff Ivan McLain.

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