Las Vegas Sun

August 22, 2014

Currently: 72° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

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.

Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy

Previous Discussion: comments so far…

Comments are moderated by Las Vegas Sun editors. Our goal is not to limit the discussion, but rather to elevate it. Comments should be relevant and contain no abusive language. Comments that are off-topic, vulgar, profane or include personal attacks will be removed. Full comments policy. Additionally, we now display comments from trusted commenters by default. Those wishing to become a trusted commenter need to verify their identity or sign in with Facebook Connect to tie their Facebook account to their Las Vegas Sun account. For more on this change, read our story about how it works and why we did it.

Only trusted comments are displayed on this page. Untrusted comments have expired from this story.

No trusted comments have been posted.