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Kaitlin Kenney Update: Body found at Grand Canyon is missing Colo. woman

Kaitlin Kenney of Englewood, Colo.,in an undated photo
AP Photo/Grand Canyon National Park
(CBS/AP) GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. - The body of a woman recovered from the Colorado River at the Grand Canyon is that of Kaitlin Kenney, a missing Colorado woman.

Kenney, 21, of Englewood, was last seen alive on Jan. 11 at a river camp near Tapeats Creek on the north side of the river. Despite an extensive search on land and along the river, park rangers had found no sign of her.

Her body was finally located last month, about 30 river miles from where she was reported missing. Park officials released her identify Monday.

The river trip was Kenney's first at the Grand Canyon. Her mother, Linnea Kenney, has said she believes her daughter fell into the river at nighttime, possibly trying to use the restroom.

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