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Found: Everett Ruess

Everett Ruess in a 1933 portrait by Dorothea Lange. National Geographic Adventure

By Jenny Brundin

Salt Lake City, UT – Seventy-five years ago, a young explorer named Everett Ruess rode off alone into the Utah wilderness and was never heard from again. The mysterious disappearance of the 20-year-old artist and writer baffled thousands and inspired several books and a film. Recently, a team of geneticists and forensic anthropologists finally put the mystery to rest. KUER's Jenny Brundin brings us this retrospective on one of the most vexing mysteries of the West.

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