Body of Missing World Traveler Found in Texas, Family Says
Authorities expect to complete the autopsy Friday for a Colorado woman who went missing in Texas last month after traveling the world with her husband, police said.
There will be no further updates in the case until the autopsy is complete, Garden Ridge, Texas, Police Chief Donna O’Conner said.
Leanne Hecht Bearden had recently returned to the United States after 22 months crisscrossing the globe with her husband, Josh Bearden. Police said Thursday her life may have ended in the woods near a home in central Texas.
The couple, who got married at the Denver Zoo and joked on their blog that they epitomized the adage “opposites attract,” had traveled with just carry-on backpacks to some of the world’s most rugged locations.
The couple’s blog indicates they left in January 2012, traveling across the United States and visiting Canada before venturing on to Oceania, Asia, Africa, Europe and South America.