The body of a sailor who went missing a week ago during a hike at Olympic National Forest has been discovered in Washington state, officials said Sunday.
A trio of hikers found the remains of who police believe to be Jeremiah Adams in an embankment, local police told news channel KOMO.
Adams, 24, was last seen on May 4 when he went for a solo hike in the forest. He failed to show up for a hike with a group of friends the following day, and didn’t report for duty on Monday.
He was an Electrician’s Mate Nuclear Power 2nd Class on the USS Nimitz, based not far from the forest in Bremerton, according to the Navy Times.
Adams’ 2013 Ford Fiesta was discovered last Monday near the forest’s Gray Wolf Trail, according to reports.
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The group of hikers found his body about six miles down that trail Saturday afternoon, the Clallam County Sheriff's Office told KOMO.
A search and rescue team from the sheriff’s office scaled down the embankment to recover the body, which they said matched Adams’ physical description.
The Oswego, Ill. native was an avid hiker who joined the Navy in 2013, his mother told the Beacon News last week. One of his brothers was already out there looking for him, while another was headed for Washington state.