Jonathan Hogue, 33, a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Iowa, was reported missing last Tuesday, sparking a dayslong search until crews found his body Friday at the base of the Green River Overlook.
Authorities believe Hogue fell 500 feet to his death, although an investigation is still being conducted.
Hogue’s car was discovered Sunday near the overlook in Canyonlands National Park’s Island in the Sky section. Officials said Hogue did not leave his trip itinerary with anyone.
“Our thoughts are with Jonathan Hogue’s family and friends. Jonathan is a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Iowa. We are monitoring the situation and will offer support as needed,” the school said in a tweet.