The State Medical Examiner confirmed the body found Nov. 9 north of Clarinda, is that of Dale Allen Hodtwalker, 68, of rural Clarinda and formerly of the Council Bluffs area, according to information from the Page County Sheriff's Department Friday, Dec. 13.
Hodtwalker was reported missing on Oct. 22 at approximately 8:30 AM.
A systematic search of the area involving persons on foot, K-9s, searchers on horseback, drones, helicopters and airplanes did not locate Hodtwalker at that time. The search was officially postponed Oct. 25. As more crops in the area were harvested, small searches continued until the body was found Nov, 9.
No foul play was found and Hodtwalker’s death was ruled accidental.