Deceased Subject Located on USFS 83 Road.

January 25, 2019

The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a call on Thursday afternoon January 24th at approximately 2:15 pm reporting suspicious circumstances on forest road 83 near the junction of forest road 90 which is approximately 6 miles east of Cougar Wa. 

 Detectives responded to the area and discovered a deceased subject.  Due to the lack of daylight, the area was secured, and additional resources were requested to respond to the area this morning to process the scene.

 This investigative effort is in the very early stages and as a result there is no additional information that can be released or reported.

 The investigation efforts  will cause traffic delays on forest road 83 and will impact recreational traffic to the Ape Cave as well as the Marble Mountain sno-park which provides access to the climbing route for Mt. St. Helens.  The Sheriff’s Office hopes to limit traffic delays to short periods of time throughout the morning and early afternoon hours.