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April 15, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Missing soldier found dead in forest near Olympia

A soldier missing from Joint Base Lewis-McChord was found dead this morning in the Capitol Forest near Olympia. Thurston County search and rescue crews found the body of Chris Dombrowski, 20, of Wasilla, Alaska, near Capitol Peak. He had been missing since Sunday night. Officials do not suspect foul play, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said, but…


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March 21, 2014 at 1:21 PM

FBI: Alaska killer likely not tied to missing man in Washington

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — The FBI says it’s highly unlikely confessed Alaska serial killer Israel Keyes was connected to the unsolved disappearance of a man in Washington state. A special episode of Investigation Discovery’s “Dark Minds” TV series airing April 2 says Gilbert Gilman was a potential victim of Keyes, who had been in…


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January 30, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Body found in Tacoma where jogger disappeared

Update at 11:33 a.m.| The Tacoma News Tribune reports that law enforcement has confirmed that the body is that of the University Place man reported missing Wednesday. Original post:| The Associated Press TACOMA — A body has been found at Tacoma in the area where a jogger disappeared. The News Tribune reports the body was found Thursday morning near Highway 16. University Place…


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January 21, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Divers sent to recover body in Stillaguamish River

Divers from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are recovering a body from the Stillaguamish River between Arlington and Darrington. Late last night, a sheriff’s deputy located the vehicle of a missing person reported to the Marysville Police Department along state Highway 530, the sheriff’s office said. A search of the area by the sheriff’s helicopter and search-and-rescue crews…


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December 22, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Sunday memo: Missing man … Holiday tokin’ … Seahawks at home

Man missing: Issaquah police are reporting that an 84-year-old man with Alzheimer’s  has been missing from his Issaquah home since Saturday evening. Joseph Douret left his home to get some food for dinner and had not returned to his house as of early Sunday morning. Information should be directed to the Issaquah Police on-duty patrol…


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November 14, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Remains found in Lewis County were those of missing Tacoma man

The (Centralia) Chronicle The Lewis County Coroner’s Office has identified the skeletal remains found near a wrecked vehicle over a cliff off of U.S. Highway 12 near Packwood on Nov. 6. The remains are of Jerry L. Heilman, 50, Tacoma, who who was reported missing last year to the Tacoma Police Department. The cause of death is…


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November 12, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Woman accused of killing missing Tacoma man

The Associated Press TACOMA — Pierce County prosecutors have accused a 38-year-old woman of killing a Tacoma man who was reported missing about six weeks ago. Margaret Effelberg was ordered held on $500,000 bail Tuesday. The News Tribune says she pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges in the death of 59-year-old Santiago Cortes. The victim’s…


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September 26, 2013 at 10:07 AM

UPDATE: Missing Ballard man found safe

UPDATE AT 11:36 A.M.: Cornell has been located in the Wallingford area and being reunited with his family, police said. ORIGINAL POST: Seattle police are searching for a man who went missing after he left his Ballard home around 7:30 this morning. Police say he suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.Charles “Chuck” Cornell, 66, is white, about 5-feet-7, 190 pounds, with salt…


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September 10, 2013 at 4:55 PM

UPDATE: Seattle police find missing 72-year-old man

UPDATE: 5:30 p.m. | The missing man has been found, the police department tweeted. ORIGINAL POST | Seattle police are searching for a missing 72-year-old man who was last seen around 11 a.m. in the 6500 block of Ravenna Avenue Northeast. The man, who is described as 5-foot-8 with a medium build was wearing…


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September 4, 2013 at 11:52 AM

UPDATE: Auburn police seek public’s help in search for missing woman

UPDATE AT 1:25 P.M.: Inks has been located safe in North Bend ORIGINAL POST: The Auburn Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 88-year-old woman. Helen C. Inks was reported missing by her daughter on Tuesday after she took the keys to a white 1995 Jeep Cherokee, Washington license number AHH 4084. Inks…


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