An Oklahoma man died in an attack over the weekend on the Appalachian Trail, according to a news release from the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Ronald S. Sanchez Jr., 43, died of injuries sustained in the violent attack on May 11, the release states.
"The FBI and the United States Attorney’s Office ensured proper notification had been made to the victim’s family before releasing this information publicly," the release states. "This incident remains the subject of an ongoing investigation and additional information, including the identities and status of the surviving victim hikers, will not be released at this time."
A woman, who has not been identified, was seriously injured in the attack.
James Jordan, 30, of Massachusetts, has been charged with murder and assault in the case. A federal judge ordered him to undergo mental evaluations as the case moves forward in Abingdon.