11-06-2010, 06:39 PM #1
CO - James Nelson - 31 years old - Holy Cross City - 3 Oct 2010
Colorado officials fear an experienced Chicago hiker not seen since leaving for a solo hiking trip a week ago could be in danger because he was not familiar with the treacherous hiking path near Vail.
James Nelson, 31, a member of the Chicago Backpackers Meetup Group, set out Oct. 3 on a five day, 25-mile hike of Mount Holy Cross, said Shannon Cordingly, a spokeswoman with the Eagle County Sheriff's office. Authorities launched a search when he did not return on Friday.
Last edited by summer_breeze; 07-16-2012 at 06:55 AM.
11-06-2010, 06:41 PM #2
The family of missing Ravenswood hiker James Nelson will be holding a vigil and raising funds for Colorado search and rescue teams that attempted to locate Nelson, the family announced today. The vigil will be held in Nelson’s home town at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2301 E Court St, Iowa City, IA. Sat, Nov 6, 2:30P.
James is from Iowa, was doing a 25 mile hike, in CO.
11-06-2010, 06:43 PM #3
11-09-2010, 08:39 PM #4
Friends, family hold on to hope for hiker
November 10, 2010
James Nelson made Eagle Scout as a boy in Iowa, and he carried the organization's "leave no trace" principle into adulthood.
11-13-2010, 11:17 AM #5
Service for James Nelson (M.Div. 2005)
11.12.2010 by Grayson Van Camp
Missing Hiker James Nelson
Please Note: Services celebrating the life of alumnus James Nelson (M.Div. 2005) who went missing while hiking in Colorado in early October will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm at Chicago Theological Seminary, 5757 South University Avenue. The service will take place in the chapel in the Graham Taylor Hall located on the 2nd floor.
11-17-2010, 07:40 PM #6
Update on the lost hiker
11/17/2010 10:37:00 AM
By Lisa Brainard
Some of you have asked for an update on my online backpacking acquaintance James Nelson of Chicago. He went missing in the Holy Cross Wilderness area near Vail, Colorado, sometime shortly after Oct. 3. That's the day he headed up the trail into the rugged wilderness.
05-07-2011, 12:23 PM #7
09-24-2011, 09:50 AM #8
New search for Chicago man missing for year in Colorado
By Cynthia Dizikes, Tribune reporter
September 24, 2011
It's been nearly a year since a hiker from Chicago went missing in the mountains of Colorado.
05-27-2012, 06:32 AM #9
Human Remains Found at Camp Linked to Missing Man
MINTURN, Colo. May 27, 2012 (AP)
Short article at link
05-27-2012, 02:18 PM #10
07-16-2012, 06:55 AM #11
Remains found in Colorado prove to be those of missing City High grad
Hayley Bruce / Sourcemedia Group
Updated: 15 July 2012 | 5:05 pm in Local News
After DNA testing, authorities have confirmed that remains found in Colorado last May are that of missing City High graduate James Nelson.
Rest in Peace Mr. Nelson.
08-12-2013, 01:10 PM #12
Skull found near missing man’s campsite in Holy Cross Wilderness
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