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Body found near area where hiker went missing in San Bernardino Mountains

Karen Dalman, 59, is shown in an undated file photo. She was reported missing after going hiking in the Crystal Mountain/Baldwin Lake area on May 14, 2013.

May 18, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A female body was discovered in the Big Bear Lake area where a woman went missing while hiking Tuesday.

Dalman and her friend had gone hiking in the Crystal Mountain area when they became separated. Two days later, Dalman's friend found his way back to his car and immediately reported her missing.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, rescuers on foot found the body in a remote area. The coroner will conduct an autopsy to confirm the body's identity and cause of death.

Dalman was described as a white woman, about 5-feet-2-inches tall, weighing 125 pounds, with blond hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a light-colored top, tan capri pants and sneakers.