GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (KABC) -- Grand Canyon National Park rangers say human remains have been located that are believed to be those of a missing Los Angeles hiker who has not been seen since in June.
The grim discovery was made Wednesday by people who were on a private river rafting trip, the National Park Service announced Thursday. Evidence found by park rangers indicates the remains are those of Raafat "Ralph" Amin Nasser-Eddin.
The 72-year-old L.A. resident was reported missing after he did not return June 12 as scheduled. The previous day, rangers were informed that a person matching his description was disoriented at a canyon camping area.
A search was conducted for several days but none was found.
The human remains were found this week about three miles from Nasser-Eddin's last known location near Hermit Camp. Coroner's officials are expected to confirm the identity.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Human remains found at Grand Canyon thought to be missing LA hiker