Officials have confirmed the remains found in Olympic National Park Aug. 10 belong to Jacob Gray.
In a press release from from Olympic National Park Spokeswoman Penny Wagner, the Clallam County Coroner’s office confirmed Aug. 15 the human remains are that of the missing 22-year-old from Port Townsend.
A field crew of park employees and volunteers found abandoned outdoor recreation equipment and clothing in a “very remote area” in the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness of Olympic National Park.
“Early Saturday morning, a team of park law enforcement rangers were sent to conduct a detailed search of the area,” Wagner stated. “During their search, the team found additional clothing and human skeletal remains. The remains are being transferred to the local medical examiner’s office for positive identification. Until then, no further information is available.”
Once the investigation is complete, more details will be released, Wagner stated.
“Our deepest sympathies go out to the Gray family and friends in this difficult time,” stated Superintendent of Olympic National Park Sarah Creachbaum in the release.