Early on the morning of December 20th, searchers found the body of a missing 22-year-old man just off the Vernal Pool trail by Hartwell Tavern. The man had been reported missing from his home in nearby Burlington around 2 a.m. that morning. He was also reported to be suicidal. An hour later, a Lincoln PD officer found his vehicle in the Hartwell Tavern parking area and notified rangers and state police. A search team consisting of a ranger, a Lincoln police officer and a state police canine unit found the man about 50 feet off the trail. He was unresponsive and paramedics were unable to revive him.