Skeletal remains of missing hiker, 26, who vanished near Nevada mountain trail found as mystery surrounds her death

THE skeletal remains of a hiker who disappeared near a Nevada mountain trail have been found.

Jawaher Hejji, 26, was found near Black Mountain in Henderson on September 6.

Coroners have not revealed the hiker's manner or cause of death.

Jawaher’s family reported her missing on December 26 – after they didn’t hear from her for three days, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Cops found her car near a building site near the Shaded Canyon.

The hiker’s keys were on the hood while her phone and wallet were inside the vehicle.

CCTV footage reveals the 26-year-old was last seen on December 23, walking along the Armagosa Trail.

Jawaher’s mom, who declined to give her name, told Fox5 that a climber discovered her daughter’s skull before the rest of her remains were found.

The grieving mom accused Las Vegas cops of not doing their job.

She said: “If they searched and if they did their job, they should have found my daughter – maybe alive.”

 The mom claimed that police told her family that they searched the mountain ranges with K9s.

The family hired a private investigator and posted flyers in a desperate bid to find Jawaher.

Jawaher's sister Mariam Hejji posted appeals on her Instagram profile and the family offered a $5,000 reward to anyone who could find the 26-year-old, according to the News-Journal.


The hiker's sister Rowda Haggy told KLAS: “To me, it doesn’t seem right that she was found where we were looking.

“I feel like somebody did something and brought her back, but it’s like so many different scenarios. We don’t know what happened.”

Family members considered Jawaher to be a “second mom” as she was the second-eldest child.

Cops said the cause of death will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

Henderson Police will continue their investigation but Las Vegas police’s missing search operation has come to an end.

Cops are trying to establish the cause of death of a family who were found on a remote hiking trail in California.

Software engineer Jonathan Gerrish, 45, his wife Ellen Chung, and their one-year-old daughter Muji were discovered by crews in an area of Sierra National Forest known as Devil’s Gulch on August 17.

The case remains shrouded in mystery as cops ruled out homicide and said there were no signs of trauma.

The Sun has approached Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for comment.

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