Searchers work to recover runner Micah True’s body

Apr 1, 2012, 6:51 PM

Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Search crews are working to recover the body of renowned long-distance runner Micah True from a remote area of southern New Mexico.

Sunday’s efforts in the rugged Gila Wilderness come after a searcher found True’s body Saturday evening. He disappeared Tuesday after leaving a lodge for a 12-mile run, and a search was launched the next day when his friends reported the 58-year-old hadn’t returned.

New Mexico state police spokesman Lt. Robert McDonald says more than 60 people were involved in Saturday’s search.

Incident Commander Tom Bemis told the Las Cruces Sun-News late Saturday that one of True’s friends on a search team found him just a mile southeast of the Gila Cliff Dwellings, about five miles from where he was last seen heading out for a run.

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