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Remains Positively Identified As Belonging To Marie Hanson

The skeletal remains that were located near Big Creek during the past two searches have been positively identified through dental records as belonging to Marie Hanson.  Hanson had been reported missing from the Rainbow Family Gathering located in the Skookum Meadows area of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in early July.

The investigation is ongoing as to the cause and manner of her death. Hanson’s family has been notified of the current status of this case.

“We are thankful that we can help Marie’s family and friends work towards some closure on her disappearance.” said Undersheriff Dave Cox.“


Thank you for your assistance

Dave Cox
Skamania County Sheriff’s Office