YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — The physique of a longtime Northern California college professor was discovered final week in Yosemite Nationwide Park and park officers are asking anybody who could have seen him on the park to name investigators.
James Youngblom, 64, had been mountaineering alone. His physique was discovered on June 25, the Nationwide Park Service stated in an announcement Wednesday.
The assertion didn’t disclose particulars on how Youngblom died. Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Workplace spokesman Deputy Nico Sandelin stated an post-mortem has not but been accomplished. Park spokesman Scott Gediman supplied no different data, citing an ongoing investigation.
Anybody who could have seen Youngblom within the space of White Wolf, Pate Valley or the Grand Canyon of The Tuolumne between June 22 and June 25 ought to contact the Nationwide Park Service Investigative Providers Department, the assertion stated.
Youngblom taught organic sciences at California State College Stanislaus for 31 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and skilled backpacker who took at the least one solo backpacking journey every year, stated David Evans, the college’s dean of the Faculty of Science.
Youngblom was the chair of the Division of Organic Providers. His experience was on genetics and DNA expertise, however his focus was on the scholars, Evans stated.
“He was keen about getting youth and school college students focused on science,” Evans stated.
Youngblom, who was set to retire within the fall, for years ran a program for center schoolers referred to as “Dinner with a Scientist” that introduced a whole lot of younger college students to the college in Turlock, California. His spouse, Janey, was additionally a genetics professor at Stanislaus State till her retirement, Evans stated.
“Our ideas are with Janey, their household, family members, buddies, colleagues and college students throughout this unhappy time,” Evans stated in a message to the campus group.
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