Family: man charged for not reporting missing man

By The Associated Press

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - The father of a southeast Missouri man who died while hiking in Mongolia said another American faces charges for waiting too long to report the man missing.

Colin McLain, of Cape Girardeau, was working in Mongolia as a temporary legal adviser to the country's leaders when he was found dead in a national park in early July.

McLain's father, Randy McLain, said his 25-year-old son was hiking with another American, and that Colin told the other man to go on when Colin got tired. The other American didn't report Colin missing until 36 hours later.

Randy McLain told The Southeast Missourian that he was informed Thursday the Mongolian government charged the other man for failing to report Colin missing in a reasonable time. He also said preliminary autopsy results show he died of hypothermia.

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