Updated: April 4, 2014 at 11:48 am
EAGLE — Authorities have confirmed that a body found in Colorado's mountains is that of a missing hiker from Indiana.
Thirty-nine-year-old James C. McGrogan of Chesterton, Ind., disappeared March 14 after he got separated from a group hiking to a backcountry hut. His body was found Thursday north of Vail by a group of backcountry skiers about 4 ½ miles from the trail.
Coroner Kara Bettis said Friday that an autopsy must still be done to determine how McGrogan died.
McGrogan was a physician who worked in the emergency department of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, Ind.
Fellow hikers said he had food, water, medical supplies, a GPS and other tools. A five-day search on the ground and from the air failed to find any sign of him.