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Missing skier found deceased at Mount Rainier in early June officially identified

By Puneet Bsanti, The News Tribune (TNS)
Published: June 17, 2024, 6:41pm

TACOMA—A missing skier who was found deceased at Mount Rainier National Park has been identified.

Karen Jackmin, 38 of University Place, died from multiple blunt-force injuries on May 18. Her manner of death is listed as an accident, according to the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Jackmin’s body was recovered on June 8. She was last heard from on May 18 before she set out on a ski tour above the Paradise area of the park. Park rangers initiated a search the next day as she was overdue to return, according to a news release from the park.

A memorial service was held for Jackmin at Evangelical Reformed Church in Tacoma on Saturday.