Remains found in National Park believed to be missing Port Townsend man


Clothing and equipment matching that of missing 22-year-old Jacob Gray, of Port Townsend, was found in the Olympic National Park Aug. 10.

According to a press release from the Olympic National Park Spokeswoman Penny Wagner, a field crew of park employees and volunteers found abandoned outdoor recreation equipment and clothing in a “very remote area” in 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.

A full story will be published in the Aug. 15 issue of The Leader.



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