In July 1996, Kings Canyon National Park ranger Randy Morgenson pinned an innocuous note to his tent and went on patrol. He was never seen alive again. Over the next six years, NPS officials considered scenarios including murder, suicide, drowning, and the possibility that Morgenson might have simply walked out of his own life. Though his body was recovered in 2001, the cause of death remains unknown. Blehm didn't solve the conundrum, but he did turn out a compelling, true wilderness mystery.
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