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Authorities find body in search for missing Washington hiker

By Bryan Cohen National Park Service rangers have suspended the search for a missing Seattle hiking enthusiast and author after finding the body of a woman in the search area around Mount Rainier, park officials told Reuters on Saturday. The body had not been identified, pending an investigation by the…

National Park Service rangers mount search for missing Seattle hiking author

By Bryan Cohen SEATTLE (Reuters) – National Park Service rangers have mounted a search for a prominent Seattle hiking enthusiast and author after she disappeared on a trail near Mount Rainier earlier this week, officials said on Friday. Karen Sykes, 70, was reported missing by a companion late on Wednesday…

Six hikers feared lost on on Washington’s Mount Rainier

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Six climbers who disappeared three days ago on Washington’s Mount Rainier are not expected to be found alive, the National Parks Service said on Saturday after search teams found their scattered gear. Search crews for Mount Rainier National Park found climbing and camping gear in snow more…

Body found after U.S. park manhunt for ranger killer

Police hunting a gunman who killed a ranger in Mount Rainier National Park found a body on Monday, a spokeswoman said. It was not immediately confirmed that the corpse was that of suspected gunman Benjamin Colton Barnes, 24, who fled into the forest after the New Year’s Day shooting in…

Gunman on loose after ranger killed in U.S. park

LOS ANGELES — A US federal ranger was shot dead in Mount Rainier National Park on Sunday, triggering a manhunt for the gunman and the closure of the park in Washington state, officials said. The suspect escaped on foot after shooting the 34-year-old female ranger, a park spokeswoman said, adding…

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