UPDATE: Former White House Chef Walter Scheib’s Body Found in New Mexico

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 reports: Authorities have found the body of missing former White House chef Walter Scheib a few miles from the hiking trail where his car was last seen, New Mexico State Police confirmed.

“The body was discovered off the immediate trail approximately 1.7 miles from the base of the trail. No further details are available at this time. Rescue workers are still gathering information.”

— New Mexico State Police Sgt. Liz Armijo

Scheib, 61, was last seen on June 13 heading to hike a trail in the Taos Ski Valley 10 miles outside of Taos, New Mexico.

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State police and volunteers had been searching for Scheib since Wednesday, after a family member reported him missing and his car was discovered at the trailhead.

[Also see – Former White House Top Chef Missing After New Mexico Hiking Trip]

Cell phone data that showed Scheib’s last known location helped rescuers narrow their search – and eventually led them to his body Sunday evening.

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Heinrich Lauber, left, Chef in Charge of the Official Receptions of Switzerland, shows former White House Chef Walter Scheib, center, in this file photo, cooked lobsters, at the Willard InterContinental Washington, July 26, 2004. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo

“The body was discovered off the immediate trail approximately 1.7 miles from the base of the trail. No further details are available at this time. Rescue workers are still gathering information,” New Mexico State Police Sgt. Liz Armijo said in a statement.

Scheib, who authored a White House cooking memoir and appeared on the cooking show “Iron Chef America,” was hired by Hillary Clinton to work in the White House kitchen in 1994….(read more)

ABC News



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