Hiker missing for a week is found dead on snow-covered California mountain

MOUNT BALDY VILLAGE, Calif. (AP) — A hiker who was missing for days on Southern California’s towering Mount Baldy has been found dead. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department says a helicopter crew recovered the body of 22-year-old Lefei Huang on Sunday morning. A drone operator reported possibly spotting the young woman Saturday afternoon, but conditions prevented searchers from immediately hiking to the spot and high winds prevented an aerial search. Huang was reported missing on Feb. 4. The mountain rises to more than 10,000 feet about 40 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. Storms have covered it in snow.

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