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Hikers body found in Columbia River Gorge

STEVENSON, Wash. (AP)  Authorities say the body of a missing 24-year-old Portland woman has been found. Katherine Huether had been missing since March 4 when she went hiking near Bonneville Dam in Washington's Skamania County.

Undersheriff Dave Cox says her body was found Saturday in the Columbia River Gorge by some hikers wedged behind rocks at the base of an 800-foot cliff. He says deputies confirmed the body was that of Huether but because of darkness and hazardous conditions authorities postponed recovering it until Sunday morning.

Cox didn't disclose any information how she died in a news release, but he told the Portland Oregonian that Huether appears to have fallen from a cliff that is part of a steep rock face marking the site of the historic Bonneville Slide.

The only information that authorities had to go on was her car found at a trail head and a credit card receipt with her name found about four miles north of Bonneville Dam.

 

 

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