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Body of missing 64-year-old hiker found on Black Mountain

Updated Thursday, March 15, 2012 | 1:35 p.m.

James Klever, 64, left his home about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, to go for a hike near Black Mountain and was reported missing about 7 p.m.

James Klever, 64, left his home about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, to go for a hike near Black Mountain and was reported missing about 7 p.m.

Hiker's car found

The search for a 64-year-old hiker who had been missing since Wednesday morning ended mid-morning Thursday with the discovery of his body.

Henderson Police said James Klever was found dead from an apparent fall.

Klever's body was found about 10:30 a.m. at the bottom of a ravine on Black Mountain, police said.

He had left his home about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday but he did not return home. His wife contacted police about 7 p.m. to report Klever’s disappearance.

Klever’s car was found Wednesday on Pancho Via Drive at Horizon Ridge Parkway, next to a desert area leading to Black Mountain, police said.

Henderson officers, K-9 units and Metro’s Search and Rescue unit participated in the search Wednesday and Thursday.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death; however, no foul play is suspected, police said.

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