STEVENSON, Wash. — A Search and Rescue team has located the body of a missing Vancouver, Washington, elk hunter, who went missing earlier this month in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
KATU-TV reports that authorities suspended the search for 37-year-old Joel Presler last week, after four days of searching didn’t turn up anything.
Searchers had located his vehicle a few days prior. Presler last had contact with his family on November 11.
Warmer temperatures allowed searchers to resume searching and they found his body near his vehicle on Friday.
The Clark County medical examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy.
The investigation is continuing to determine what caused Presler’s death.