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July 14, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Hiker, 64, missing on Mount Rainier’s Wonderland Trail

Search crews continue to comb the Wonderland Trail on Mount Rainier for a hiker who was reported missing early Sunday morning. Edwin Birch, 64, of Tacoma, and his son planned a day hike on the 19-mile trail with each hiking the trail from opposite ends and crossing paths in the middle. Birch began his hike at Box Canyon and…

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July 7, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Teen falls into river near Mount Rainier National Park

CHEHALIS, Lewis County (AP) — The Lewis County sheriff’s office says a Port Orchard teen is presumed drowned in a river near the southeast corner of Mount Rainier National Park. The sheriff’s office says the 17-year-old was taking photos with friends Friday when he slipped and fell in the cold and fast-moving Ohanapecosh River near the…

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June 4, 2014 at 6:17 AM

Body found on Phoenix mountain tentatively ID’d

PHOENIX (AP) — Police tentatively identified  a body found near the top of a Phoenix mountain  as a 23-year-old Seattle man who went missing after going on a weekend hike. Police Sgt. Trent Crump says the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office will confirm whether the body recovered from Echo Canyon late Tuesday is that of missing…

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May 9, 2014 at 5:45 AM

Missing Sequim woman’s backpack found

The Associated Press PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. — Port Townsend police say they have a high level of concern for a missing Sequim woman after her backpack was found in bushes near where she was last seen. Police and sheriff’s detectives are looking for 23-year-old Lauryn R. Garrett who was last seen May 1 at a park-and-ride in…

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April 9, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Family says missing slide victim’s remains found Wednesday

The brother-in-law of an Oso mudslide victim who has been listed as missing, Mark Gustafson, 55, said he was about 30 yards away on the debris field Wednesday morning when Gustafson’s remains were found. “It’s not official yet, but we knew it was him because of the tattoo on his shoulder,” said Doug Smith, a brother-in-law from Galena,…

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April 9, 2014 at 10:13 AM

10 people now listed as missing in mudslide

The number of people listed as missing following the massive mudslide in Snohomish County is now 10. Overnight, one name came off the list compiled by the Major Crimes Unit of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office says it is presumed the individuals on the list are missing in connection with the March 22 mudslide….

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April 7, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Mudslide has claimed the lives of 33 people

The number of people who died in the Snohomish County mudslide is now at  33. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office also said this morning they have positively identified 30 of the 33 individuals. This morning, the medical examiner’s office staff said they have identified Billy L. Spillers. Spillers, 30,  was a chief petty officer in the Navy stationed at…

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March 27, 2014 at 7:07 AM

Thursday Memo: Many may never be found … Helped dog or stole it? … Dust storm season is here

One of the many things that are so haunting about the massive mudslide: Volunteer firefighter Jan McClelland said she doesn’t think the number of victims trapped in the mud is as high as the number of missing-person reports, which stands at 90 and at one point was 176. However, she believes most victims have…

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March 24, 2014 at 1:41 PM

How to help disaster victims or report those missing

Officials responding to the massive mudslide near Oso, east of Arlington, are providing more specific directions for those with information about people missing or those seeking ways to help. They are urging people who believe a friend or family member is missing to call the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management at 425-388-5088.  Officials are trying…

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March 24, 2014 at 6:48 AM

Rescue officials working off a list of 108 unaccounted for

Officials at the massive mudslide on SR 530 said this morning they have reports of 108 missing and unaccounted-for individuals as a result of the disaster. John Pennington, who heads the county’s Department of Emergency Management, quickly added that the reports are vague and insists the number of victims will not be nearly that large. He called 108 a “soft…

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