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UPDATE: Body believed to be missing Grant County hunter found

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The Grant County Sheriff's Office says the body of Thomas Mark Steig has been found The Grant County Sheriff's Office says the body of Thomas Mark Steig has been found
ROYAL CITY, Wash. -

The Grant County Sheriff's Office says a body believe to be that of 55-year-old missing hunter Thomas Mark Steig has been found. 

The body was found Wednesday morning just south of the last known cell phone tower coordinates near Crab Creek, west of Royal City. Steig had been missing since November 20th. 

While an official cause of death has not been determined, the Sheriff's office says it does appear that he fell. There is no indication of foul play. 

Steig was last seen a few miles south of Highway 26, in the bluffs above Crab Creek west of Royal City. Nearly 100 staff and volunteers from Fairchild AFB, Grant County Search and Rescue, Mounted Posse, Grant County Fire District 10 and 11, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Spokane Sheriff’s Office, Grant County Sheriff’s Office, and numerous civilian volunteers have been on the ground, on horseback, ATV/ORV since Saturday. Civilian aircraft volunteered for the search as well as a helicopter from Spokane Sheriff’s Office, and a plane from Fairchild. 

Steig left home early on Friday morning for a one-day hunt. His vehicle was located. His family says Stieg was an experienced mountaineer and survivalist, as well as a former marine.

Sheriff Tom Jones said, "This is the saddest possible outcome for everyone involved in trying to bring Mr. Steig home to his family. Our sincerest condolences to his family and friends for their heartbreaking loss.” 

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