Woman Missing On Treasure Hunt Found Safe

Bandelier National Monument (NPS/file)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (March 10, 2013)--Search and rescue crews located a missing hiker who was in northern New Mexico to look for the buried treasure of a Santa Fe antiquities dealer, Officials at Bandelier National Monument said.

Members of the New Mexico Search and Rescue team and the Los Alamos Police Department say dispatchers received a call Friday from a man in Texas who reported that his girlfriend was missing.

The woman arrived at the monument on Thursday to hike to the Upper Falls.

She called her boyfriend to let him know she would return the next day and he called authorities when he didn’t hear from her.

After a night of frigid temperatures, Bandelier spokeswoman Claudia Brookshire says the woman was found just before noon Saturday and that she appeared to be OK.