Police are saying that it is highly likely that the human remains found in Corcovado National Park, are those of missing hiker Cody Dial who disappeared in 2014.
The remains were found outside the area previously search by the Red Cross and OIJ. Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) Director Walter Espinoza said a forensic team will be hiking into the park on Saturday morning to investigate and collect the remains. A representative form the U.S. Embassy will also be visiting the location.
The discovery of the remains comes just days before the National Geographic documentary series “Missing Dial” is set to air. The documentary, which begins Sunday, May 22, follow’s Roman Dial’s eight-month search in Costa Rica, accompanied by private investigators, which concluded in March.
Roman Dial, the famed Alaskan adventurer and father of Cody, said the equipment shown in the photographs looks like the type of gear his son carried with him into the park. He said he believes the remains could very well belong to his son.
Cause of death could not be established at this time.