- Associated Press - Saturday, October 1, 2016

ALPINE, Utah (AP) - The Latest on the search for a missing Utah man whose father was found dead on a hiking trail (all times local):

12:27 a.m.

Authorities in northern Utah say a hiker with autism has been found safe a day after his father’s body was discovered on a trail.

Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Cannon said in a tweet that 21-year-old Michael Laughlin appeared uninjured Saturday morning and would be reunited with his mother.

A search and rescue team had been looking for Laughlin since Friday evening.

Another hiker spotted 57-year-old Charles Laughlin’s body earlier in the day a hiking area known as Jacob’s Ladder near Alpine.

Cannon says it appears the elder Laughlin had suffered a medical episode before his death. Foul play is not suspected.

Authorities notified the man’s family and were told that his son had been with him.

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9:32 a.m.

A hiker has been found dead in northern Utah and a search is underway for his missing 21-year-old autistic son.

Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Cannon says another hiker discovered the body of 57-year-old Charles Laughlin on Friday afternoon in a hiking area known as Jacob’s Ladder near Alpine.

Cannon says it appears the man suffered a medical episode before his death.

Authorities notified the man’s family and were told that son Michael Laughlin had been with him.

Search and rescue teams worked overnight and resumed the search Saturday morning.

A helicopter as well as an infrared camera were brought in to assist.

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