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Officials Suspend Search For Missing Portland Oregon Man

Saturday 5 October, 2013

8:10 pm

“The search for Kristopher Zitzewitz, 31, of Portland, OR has been suspended this evening pending any further leads as to his whereabouts”, said Undersheriff Dave Cox.  “We had over 100 people working to locate him today and unfortunately found nothing”.    Search operations utilized ground, vehicles, motorcycles, and  K9 teams to provide a concerted effort in the Big Lava Beds area approximately 10 miles north of Cook, WA in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest searching for Zitzewitz.

“We are very thankful to all of the SAR professionals that have come out to assist us this past week.  Their efforts in this extremely rugged and dangerous terrain have been exemplary.  We are all very disappointed that we could not provide some closure for the family.”


Thank you for your assistance

Dave Cox
Skamania County Sheriff’s Office