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Missing Elk Man Found Dead

UPDATE: The body of a 67-year-old Inchelium, Wash., man was recovered over the weekend near the Columbia River after he had been missing since early August.

Daniel E. Calhoun apparently fell down a cliff near his home and his body was obscured by brush midway down the cliff face, Ferry County officials said.

He had been missing since Aug. 2, according to the Colville Tribal Police. An unsuccessful search was conducted on Aug. 6.

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: On Saturday, August 06, 2011, the Colville Tribal Police Department received a call advising that 67-year-old Daniel Edward Calhoun, (non-Tribal Member) had been missing since Tuesday, August 2, 2011. 

Mr. Calhoun's current address is located in Inchelium WA. Our department has received a signed missing person report and Mr. Calhoun has been entered in to WACIC. 

The Colville Tribal Police Department along with Natural Resource Enforcement Officers actively searched the Inchelium area, and the surrounding Columbia River and were unable to locate Mr. Calhoun.

At this time Mr. Calhoun is still a missing person, if you have any information about Mr. Calhoun's whereabouts please contact the Colville Tribal Police Department at 1-800-551-5800.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE:

KHQ.COM - The family of Daniel C. Calhoun, 67, of Elk, Washington is asking for the public's help as to his whereabouts. Calhoun, a retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer, was discovered missing Friday, Aug. 5. He had been staying in his RV on the property of family friends, located on the Inchelium Highway approximately 10 miles north of the Gifford Ferry on the Inchelium Reservation.

The property is on the Columbia River (Lake Roosevelt), where Calhoun often fishes. His wife discovered all of his belongings, including his wallet, identification, money, cell phone, hearing aids, dentures, vehicle and keys, at the property.

Calhoun is 5'7'', with grey, thinning hair, dark, weathered skin, and grey facial hair. He has a slight build, and a bad back. He often wears a hat, and would likely be dressed in either swimming shorts, or jeans and likely a T-shirt. Calhoun's phone records indicate the last call was made at 4:55 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3.

The Inchelium Police are searching the area and the river. If you have seen Calhoun or are aware of his whereabouts please contact the Inchelium Police Department at 1-800-551-5800.

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