National Parks

National Park Service Accused of Destroying Evidence After Boy's Accidental Death

Fell after part of a retaining wall collapsed, the rest was


A new court document alleges officials with the National Park Service destroyed evidence in a federal lawsuit over the death of a Red Bluff boy at Lassen Volcanic National Park.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Greg Holmes filed a document of findings and recommendations.  In the filing Wednesday,  Judge Holmes said the National Park Service staff destroyed evidence.  Holmes recommends the park service be found negligent in the 2009 death of Tommy Botell.