Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Texas Hikers Robert Stuart Pluta & Son Found Dead


Authorities say a Texas man and his son reported missing on a hike in the area of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park both have been found dead.

New Mexico State Police say the search for 57-year-old of Robert Stuart Pluta and his 21-year-old son Robert Jr. began Monday. Both men were from Corpus Christi.

State Police were notified Monday afternoon after Pluta's wife says she had been unable to contact her husband or son for days.

Park Service staff located the men's vehicle on a trailhead just northwest of Carlsbad Caverns and a search began.

State Police say one dead body was found about 10 p.m. Monday about two miles northwest of the caverns.

They say the other body was located a mile away Tuesday morning.

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