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Laurent "Maverick" Gaudreau 82 multi R2R hiker has died

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    Canyon deaths likely murder-suicide Sources identify the dead as two elderly residents of Grand Canyon Village.

    By CYNDY COLE Sun Staff Reporter Friday, February 06, 2009

    Two people, whose bodies were recovered just after midnight Thursday at the Grand Canyon, likely died as a result of a murder- suicide, the National Park Service announced Thursday. . .

    Several people who were familiar with the case identified the two dead as Grand Canyon hiker Laurent "Maverick" Gaudreau, 82, and Grand Canyon Association employee Shirley Gaudreau, 73. . .

    Maverick Gaudreau completed at least 82 rim-to-rim hikes across the Grand Canyon by his 80th birthday in 2006 and has written a number of inspirational columns for the Grand Canyon News. . .

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