Tragic Accident

Dallas woman dies while hiking near vacation home in New Mexico

Dallas woman dies while hiking near vacation home in New Mexico

Authorities have recovered the body of a Dallas woman who went hiking in the forests of New Mexico. Audrey Kaplan, 75, was reported missing on July 30.

Her body was discovered on August 4, about a mile away from Windsor Trail in Santa Fe, where she had been mushroom hunting with her husband, Norman. The couple lives in the Turtle Creek area of Dallas and also has a vacation home in New Mexico.

Kaplan's cause of death has not yet been determined. When she went missing, she was dressed in light clothing and was not believed to be carrying food or water. Her disappearance occurred during monsoon season, and nighttime temperatures reached a low of 40 degrees in the area.

According to the New Mexico Department of Public Safety, around 80 volunteers assisted state authorities in the search, which included assistance from the Army National Guard, New Mexico Mountain Canine Corps and the Santa Fe Sheriff's Office.

Audrey Kaplan
Audrey Kaplan, 75, went missing July 30 in New Mexico. Photo via Santa Fe New Mexican