Ripton, Vermont - January 10, 2012
Vermont State police say a hiker was found dead on a trail in Ripton Tuesday. They believe his death was accidental.
Levi Duclos, 19, of New Haven, left on a 12-mile hike Monday on the Emily Proctor Trail in Ripton. His family reported him overdue Monday evening.
Search crews set out Tuesday morning at daylight. Troopers found Duclos just before noon about three miles from the trailhead.
Police say there is no indication of foul play and they believe the death was accidental. An autopsy has been ordered.
Police say Duclos was an experienced hiker.