Sunday marked an end to the seven-day search for 21-year-old Mateo Cobo Zevallos when in the late afternoon, human remains were found in the roughed terrain of Shenandoah National Park.
Just a week prior, on Monday, May 6th, Zevallos was reported missing to the Fairfax Police Department, and the search began for the missing college student originally from Oakton, Virginia. On Tuesday, information surfaced that his 2020 grey Honda Civic 4-door sedan might be at the park. The car was found in the northern area by the main attraction, the Overall Run Falls Trail.
Wednesday morning, a search party of rangers began to close off trails in the area while working to find Zevallos. Despite the national park’s terrain being quite challenging for the search team, the human remains were found about 1.6 miles from the parking lot where Zevallos’ car had been parked.
The medical examiner will soon determine the identity of the remains and provide a possible cause of death. The trails have been reopened, but the search has been put to an end, marking a tragic ending for the search of Mateo Cobo Zevallos.