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June 10, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Search for naked hiker resuming in SW Washington forest

Update: 7:20 a.m. |   The search for Maureen Kelly of Vancouver is resuming at 8 a.m. in Southwest Washington’s  Gifford Pinchot National ForestTuesday.   Skamania County Sheriff Dave Cox said vehicles are being brought in to aid the search, although he said the area is mountainous with heavy timber and brush.   Cox said it’s not known whether Kelly, who went into the woods naked on a “spiritual quest,” would have stayed on a trail or might have been traveling cross country. 

She took very little equipment or supplies when she started her hike Sunday evening, Cox said.

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STEVENSON — The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office says searchers will try again Tuesday to find a Vancouver, Wash., woman who reportedly set out naked on what was described as a spiritual quest in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest of Southwest Washington.

The Sheriff’s Office says 19-year-old Maureen Kelly, of Vancouver, was reported overdue early Monday when she failed to return after leaving the Canyon Creek Campground about 5 p.m. Sunday.

Undersheriff Dave Cox said search teams including two dog teams were unable to find Kelly on Monday.

She was reported to be wearing only a fanny pack with a compass and a knife. The Canyon Creek area is steep, with heavy timber and brush.

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