Former White House Chef Drowns in New Mexico Mountains
A former White House executive chef was found dead in the mountains of New Mexico.
An autopsy determined the nature of Walter Scheib's death was an accidental drowning, but investigations are still ongoing. Walter Scheib, who served under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, had been gone since June 13 when he had left to go for a hike alone on a mountain trail in Taos, New Mexico.
It was about 7 hours later that he was reported missing by a family member that night. On Thursday, investigators tracked Scheib's cell phone signal to a mountain in the location of his hike. This led investigators to his drowned body.
There was no indication of foul play, but investigations are still underway. An autopsy of Scheib's body did determine that drowning was the causing factor of death.