68-Year-old hiker missing in White Tank Mountains

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- A Maricopa County Sheriff's Office search-and-rescue team is fanning out over the hiking trails in White Tank Mountain Regional Park to look for a missing hiker.

According to MCSO, Cheryl Case, 68, left her Sun City home at about 10:30 a.m. Monday to go hiking. She never returned home.

Described as an experienced hiker, the woman has no known medical issues, but she was not carrying enough water for a long trek.

Case is a white woman, 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing about 130 pounds. She has white hair and was last seen wearing a black shirt, khaki shorts and hiking boots. She had a green backpack with her.

Deputies located Case's vehicle in the parking lot, but there was no sign of her.

Located on the Valley's west side, White Tank Mountain Regional Park is nearly 30,000 acres. There are about 25 miles of shared-use trails. Those trails range in length from 1 mile to 8 miles. There are also 2.5 miles of pedestrian-only trails.