- The Washington Times - Monday, June 22, 2015

Former White House executive chef Walter Scheib was found dead Sunday after he’d been missing for more than a week while hiking alone in New Mexico.

The body of Scheib, 61, who served under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, was found in a river near a hiking trail in the mountains above the Taos Ski Valley. The New Mexico State Police said the location was less than two miles from a trail head where his car was parked.

Authorities said that they did not believe Scheib had been prepared to spend more than a day outdoors. He had been missing since June 13; his girlfriend reported him missing the next day.

On Thursday, investigators tracked Scheib’s cell phone signal to a mountain in Taos.

Scheib started as White House executive chef in1994, having been personally hired by then-first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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