DES MOINES, Iowa – A University of Iowa Student was found dead after a day-long search of a national park in Utah

Jonathan The Hogue's body was found at the Canyonlands National Park in a Friday after the 33-year-old took what the officials believe was a 500-foot fall in San Juan County, Utah, the Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

Hogue was a graduate The teaching assistant in Iowa City, the University of Iowa, was tweeted after the man was reported missing Tuesday.

A missing persons update posted on the The national park's Facebook described Hogue as a backpacker who enjoyed long-distance and off-trail hikes.

"The dream was to be a park ranger," the park wrote, also describing Hogue as enjoying drawing and painting.

The physical description of the park also mentioned that Hogue had a tattoo on his bicep with the words "Ninja Penguin."

The Hogue's body was found at the base of the Green River Outlook in the Canyonlands National Park in the Island of the Sky.

The San Juan County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate Hogue's death.


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