Authorities Find Body of Richmond Man Who Vanished While Skiing in Sierra Nevada

Authorities have found the body of a 65-year-old East Bay man who vanished two months ago while skiing in California's Sierra Nevada.

The Alpine County Sheriff's Office says Thomas Mullarkey of Richmond failed to return to his cabin in March after a day of skiing at the Bear Valley Resort.

A search began but was halted several times over the next few days due to blizzard conditions. A more limited search continued as the weeks passed and the snow melted.

Authorities said Monday morning dogs trained to smell human remains led searchers to an area of the resort where they found a ski pole and a ski protruding from the snow.

Mullarkey's body was found just beneath the snow.

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