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Hiker’s widow criticizes Pinal sheriff’s office search

FLORENCE, Ariz. — The widow of a hiker found dead in the Superstition
Mountains east of Phoenix said the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office all but ignored
the vital information she provided during the search.

The Casa Grande Dispatch reported that Tonya Hensley
criticized the sheriff’s office during a recent county board of supervisors

The body of 34-year-old Christopher Hensley was found April 19. He had set out
for a hike four days earlier.

Hensley said she contacted Superstition Search and Rescue on April 18 after she
grew frustrated with the sheriff’s search and rescue team. The Superstition team
found him within hours of starting its search.

A sheriff’s office spokeswoman said the Pinal County team had searched the
bottom of Superstition Mountain up to Flatiron Peak several times, as well as
other areas where the team thought Hensley could have gone.


Information from: Casa Grande Dispatch


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