UofL professor found dead on hiking trip in Wyoming

Published: Oct. 12, 2017 at 12:28 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 12, 2017 at 12:55 AM EDT
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Carol Hanchette (Source: UofL)
Carol Hanchette (Source: UofL)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A University of Louisville professor is dead after a hiking trip in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains, authorities confirm.

KCWY in Wyoming reports Carol Hanchette, 62, was found by Johnson County Sheriffs on Tuesday.

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She was reportedly separated from her hiking partner over the weekend. Her cause of death was ruled hypothermia.

According to the UofL website, Hanchette was a professor of geoscience.

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