Body of missing hiker recovered in New Hampshire mountains

Alexander "Greg" Auriemma. PHOTO BY CATHY AURIEMMA
BRICK TOWNSHIP — The body of a Brick hiker who had been missing since July 12 has been recovered in the White Mountains National Forest in New Hampshire, according to a family member. The body of Alexander “Greg” Auriemma, 63, of Brick, was found Thursday, according to Cathy Auriemma, his sister-in-law.

Maj. Jim Juneau, a conservation officer major with New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, did not confirm that the body discovered in a dry river in the White Mountain National Forest was Mr. Auriemma, but did confirm that the department notified the family that a body had been found.

“At this time there are not a lot of details being released,” he said, adding that officials are working to bring the body down from the mountain, an approximate five-mile hike. Mr. Auriemma was reported missing on July 12 after he failed to return to his hostel in Conway, New Hampshire, while on a hiking trip. He was last seen at a camp site in the mountains, his brother, Kevin Auriemma, said. His campsite — located about a day’s hike away from the campsite where Mr. Auriemma was last seen in a particularly remote location — was discovered by an unidentified female hiker on July 7, according to Kevin Auriemma. After seeing the campsite undisturbed a week later, on July 14, the hiker reported the site to a ranger, he said. The search for Mr. Auriemma was scaled back on Thursday, July 20, Kevin Auriemma said.

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