The search is over.
Friday in a Cook County, Illinois courtroom, Judge Jeffrey Malak said there was "sufficient evidence" to declare millionaire adventurer and aviation pioneer Steve Fossett dead after hearing an update from wife, Peggy Fossett, a family friend and a search-and-rescue expert.
Since Sept. 3, 2007, the day Fossett went down somewhere in the Northern Nevada
desert, a glimmer of hope he would be found seemed to remain.
The first admission he may have been lost for good came less than a month after his disappearance on Oct. 2, 2007.
That day Peggy called off the search for …