Missing hunter found dead after six-day search


COLLEY TOWNSHIP, SULLIVAN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) –  The search for a missing hunter in Sullivan County has come to a tragic end.  

Officials say 84-year-old Walter Booth, of Courtdale, was found dead Monday night.

Volunteers and rescue crews had been searching for Booth along Dutch Mountain Road since Wednesday, October 3rd after he never came home from hunting.  Booth’s body was found in the woods about two miles from his vehicle.  

Officials say he appears to have died from natural causes.

Booth was allegedly bow hunting in the State Game Lands #66 in Colley Township when he first went missing.  The game lands span roughly 70,000 acres.    

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