Los Alamos man dies in fall in Jemez Mountains

November 5, 2012 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State [auth] police say a hiker from Los Alamos has been found dead in the Jemez Mountains after apparently falling off a cliff.

State police spokesman Lt. Robert McDonald says a search and rescue team found the body of 54-year-old Thomas Ilg Saturday morning at the base of the 100-foot cliff.

Ilg was an experienced hiker who was familiar with the area. His family reported him missing after he failed to return home from a day hike on Friday.

The Albuquerque Journal reports ( that Ilg worked as a staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory since 1996.

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