Murder in Mayberry: True Crime in America's Hometown
Administrator/True Crime Author
Donna G. Smith
Thursday, June 08, 2006
John Donovan Remains Found: Missing Mans Backpack Credited with Two Dallas Hikers Survival
The remains were found near John Donovan's backpack, which was discovered a month ago by two hikers who credited its contents for their survival. Donovan was last seen alive near the California's San Bernardino National Forest.
Last month, two hikers from Dallas -- Brandon Day and Gina Allen -- became separated from their group for three days when they found Donovan's backpack. They used matches from the pack to light a fire that signaled their location to searchers. They also used clothes found in the bag to stay warm.
The remains were found near a campsite believed to have been set up by Donovan.