NMSP: Missing hiker near Santa Fe ski basin found safe

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico State Police have found missing 74-year-old Maria “Rita” Moncada Moreno safe on Tuesday.

Authorities were asking for the public’s help in finding Rita of Venezuela.

State police said Rita was hiking with a family member on the Winsor Trail on Sep. 5. At around 9:30 a.m. Monday, the two separated with a plan to meet back up at their vehicle that was parked at the Winsor trailhead. When Rita did not show, the family member called for help.

Rita was wearing a tan straw hat, a black and white striped shirt, grey leggings, a bright blue insulated jacket, and purple and blue running shoes.

Anyone who has been in the area and may have seen Rita or has any other information on her whereabouts is asked to call the New Mexico State Police at (505) 841-9256 option 1, or dial 911.