Maryland man found dead days after going on hike during honeymoon in Hawaii
EAST MOLOKAI, Hawaii (ABC7) —
A Maryland man who went for a hike during his honeymoon in Hawaii has been found dead, according to a report from Hawaii News Now.
Stephen Kramer, 27, set out alone Monday morning on Molokai "hoping to chart out a trail to make sure it was safe enough for his wife," HNN Staff report.
Reports say Kramer was supposed to return later that day, but did not.
On Tuesday, search and rescue teams scoured the east side of the island in search of Kramer.
Kramer and his new wife, Jeffanie, were married in Virginia on September 8, HNN Staff report. Hours later, the two journeyed to Hawaii to celebrate their honeymoon.
Jeffanie told HNN she and Kramer were originally going to hike the mountain together but her husband "wanted to check out the terrain first to make sure it was safe" as he was more experienced.
Reports say Jeffanie last heard from Kramer at around 2:30 p.m. Monday when she received a text saying he was "OK and headed back."
On Friday morning, authorities say Kramer's body was found in an area called Pia Gulch at around 9:16 a.m.
HNN Staff report an autopsy will be conducted to determine Kramer's cause of death.
ABC7 News reached out to Kramer's family who lives in Potomac on Friday night. They were still too upset to comment on what happened.