DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- More bones that were found in Death Valley could be the remains of four German tourists who vanished 13 years ago, sheriff's officials say.
A weekend search turned up the bones in the same remote area where two hikers found skeletal remains last month, Inyo County sheriff's spokeswoman Carma Roper said Tuesday.
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The coroner's office hasn't determined a name, but a form of identification for one of the tourists was found nearby.
Dresden resident Cornelia Meyer; her 4-year-old son; her boyfriend, Egbert Rimkus; and his 10-year-old son vanished in 120-degree heat during a trip to the Mojave Desert park in 1996.
Months later, their rented minivan was found in a sandy ravine. The van's tires were shredded.
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