The Associated Press TACOMA — The Pierce County medical examiner plans to scatter the unclaimed ashes of 23 people on the waters of Puget Sound. Dr. Thomas Clark says many of the cremated remains are decades old and no relatives can be found or they’re not interested. So, on Thursday, the sheriff’s patrol boat will carry the remains…More
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The bodies recovered Tuesday from Mount Rainier have been identified as three of the six climbers who were killed in a fall in May. The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the three as Mark Mahaney, 26; Uday Marty, 40; and John Mullally, 40. The three were part of a group of climbers killed in…More
The hiker whose body was found in Mount Rainier National Park over the weekend died of hypothermia, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s office said this afternoon. Karen Sykes, 70, was reported missing late Wednesday when she failed to meet up with her boyfriend as planned during a day hike in the Owyhigh Lakes area near Mount…More
The man who died Wednesday from snow-immersion suffocation while skiing on Crystal Mountain has been identified as Loren Miller, 32, of Seattle, according to the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office. Miller was last seen around 1 p.m. Wednesday in an area called Dick’s Face, the resort said. Ski patrol received a report of a missing person…More