Human Remains Found at Red Rock Identified as Missing Arizona Man | News
LAS VEGAS -- The remains found at Red Rock National Conservation Area have been identified as 54-year-old John Rosholt of Scottsdale, Arizona.
The Clark County Coroners office was not able to determine the cause of death or when Rosholt died.
Hikers found Rosholt's bones last week at Black Velvet Canyon.
Rosholt was reported missing in February 2005 when he did not return from a trip to Las Vegas. According to a news story in the East Valley Tribune, Rosholt was well-known in the rock climbing community. His truck was found in April parked at the Silverton Casino. At the time, police did not know if foul play was involved.
It appears the remains were at the remote Red Rock location for years. Rosholt's disappearance was the subject of a rock climbing forum as his friends and family tried to figure out what happened to him. Family member said he had traveled to Las Vegas in January of 2005 and the last record of him was when he used a credit/atm card on January 19, 2005.