2 found dead in Wash. forest



GRANITE FALLS, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say two people were found dead near a makeshift campsite in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest east of Granite Falls but foul play is not suspected.

Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Rebecca Hover told the Daily Herald that the bodies of a man and woman were found Tuesday morning across from the Red Bridge campground off the Mountain Loop Highway.

Forest spokeswoman Renee Bodine says someone reported the deaths to the Verlot public service center, which then contacted police.

In 2006, two hikers were found fatally shot on the Pinnacle Lake Trail in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. The deaths of 56-year-old Mary Cooper and 27-year-old Susanna Stodden have not been solved.


Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com