Burbank Police Department. Photo by John Schreiber.

A Burbank woman who went hiking on a rugged trail in a local park and was found dead was publicly identified Sunday.

Nancy Proffitt was 65-years-old, the coroner’s office said.

Officers went to Stough Park about 10 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a call about a missing hiker.

They “were able to isolate an approximate area of where the hiker was possibly located,” Burbank police Sgt. Emil Brimway said. He described the spot as “a steep valley between two ridges with rugged terrain.”

Officers searched the area on foot, aided by a police helicopter, but discontinued their efforts due to the terrain and darkness, Brimway said.

Officers went back to the area and continued their search for the hiker Thursday morning, he said. “The department’s drone was also deployed. During their search with the drone, officers were able to locate the hiker. Officers hiked to the subject and determined she was deceased.”

Burbank police detectives were investigating the circumstances of the death.

“At this time, this incident appears to be accidental in nature,” Brimway said.

The coroner’s office did not release the woman’s cause of death.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.