The Associated Press
TWISP, Okanogan County — A dog belonging to the family of the Twisp police chief brought home a skull.
Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers says Chief Paul Budrow and deputies searched Monday and found the rest of the human remains about 300 yards from his home in a wooded area near the Methow River.
The sheriff says a cellphone at the scene indicates the remains are those of 21-year-old Nicholas A. Tortora who was reported missing in June 2012. His family said they were concerned about his mental and emotional health at the time.
Rogers told The Wenatchee World there was nothing to indicate Tortora was a crime victim. The remains were found about a half-mile from his home.