Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Items found may belong to Steve Fossett

(CNN) -- Hikers in California found items belonging to missing millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, officials said Wednesday.

A weathered sweat shirt, cash and a pilot license with Fossett's name were found Tuesday near Mammoth Lakes, police Chief Randy Schienle said. The license did not have a photo, he said.
"We're not certain that it belongs to Steve Fossett, but it certainly has his name on the ID," Schienle said.

Fossett, who was 63, was last seen on the morning of September 3, 2007, when he took off from the Flying-M Ranch outside Minden, Nevada.

He said he was embarking on a pleasure flight over the Sierra Nevada mountain range in a single-engine plane.

A judge declared Fossett legally dead in February.

No plane wreckage was found, but a multi-jurisdictional team would return to the area of the discovery to search by air and on foot, Schienle said. - read more