Coloradan missing in Grand Canyon


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The mother of a Colorado woman reported missing while on a private river trip at the Grand Canyon said Wednesday that she believes her daughter fell into the water and is dead.

Kaitlin Anne Kenney, of Englewood, Colo., was last seen Friday night at her group’s camp near Tapeats Creek on the north side of the Colorado River. Despite an extensive search on land and along the river, park rangers have found no sign of her and have scaled back search efforts.

“We believe that she’s probably fallen into the river, and we’re just waiting for word when someone finds her,” Kenney’s mother, Linnea Kenney, told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Linnea Kenney said officials at the Grand Canyon have told her it could be a week or longer before her daughter’s body would surface in the river.