The Mystery of Everett Ruess
Place Published: Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Date Published: 2010
Book Id: 22482
272pp. Octavo [23cm] Paperback.
From the publisher: "The story of Everett Ruess, who disappeared in the wilderness of Southern Utah in 1934, has for decades been one of the most intriguing mysteries of western lore. A Californian off on an adventure at age 20, he loved poetry, nature, art, and beauty. His family tracked his wanderings for four years, and then Everett disappeared without a trace.In 2008 an old Navajo Indian came forward with information that he had witnessed a murder in 1934, probably that of young Ruess. The bones were recovered, DNA testing was done, National Geographic Adventurer picked up the story, and the family reacted.In a new epilogue, author Rusho confronts the truth."