July 3, 2017- 09:30AM The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office suspended search efforts for Wilford “Ray” Johnson Sunday afternoon. Over 50 people including family members, searched the area around Spencer Meadows off forest road 93 northeast of Cougar for the past 3 days.   Searchers were not able to … [Read more...]


July 1, 2017 The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office continues to coordinate search efforts on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest above the Muddy River for Wilford R. Johnson, age 90 from Longview, WA. The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Johnson’s family on 6/29/17 reporting … [Read more...]

Missing Person

Missing Person On 5/23/2017 at approximately 2100 hours, Brenda Lee Symons was reported missing/endangered by her family. She was in the Stevenson, Washington arefor the past few days visiting her brother. He reported coming home from work and finding Symons and her vehicle, a two tone … [Read more...]

Human Remains Found In The Gifford Pinchot NF

Media Release Monday, 24 April, 2017   On April 21, 2017 at approximately 7:15pm, the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a hiker reporting that he found human remains. The hiker, Barry Hart, Vancouver, WA advised our office that while hiking in the area of Dry Creek, in … [Read more...]

Arrest Made In Dougan Falls Homicide

April 5, 2017   The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in connection with the homicide that occurred at Dougan Falls on April 1, 2017. Benjamin C. Serrato, 40 years of age from Portland Oregon has been arrested and booked into the Skamania County jail on suspicion of the … [Read more...]

Dougan Falls Homicide Victim Identified  

 April 5, 2017     The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office has identified the body of a man discovered at Dougan falls last Saturday morning.   The body of Christopher M. Libert, 40 years of age, from Portland Oregon was found over the embankment near the Dougan Falls bridge last … [Read more...]

Autopsy Conducted On Body Discovered At Dougan Falls

April 3, 2017   An autopsy was conducted yesterday by the Clark County Medical Examiner on the body  of a white male adult discovered at the Dougan Falls recreation area Saturday morning.   The autopsy revealed that the man died as a result of homicidal violence. The manner of death will not be … [Read more...]

Body Discovered At Dougan Falls

April 1, 2017   The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the discovery of a body near the Dougan Falls Bridge in western Skamania County.  Dougan Falls is approximately 17 miles northeast of the City of Washougal. The Skamania County 911 center received a call at … [Read more...]

Information Sought In 1975 Cold Case

On February 7 Koin 6 did a story on a cold case from 1975.  The Skamania County Sheriffs Office is seeking any information that can lead to an arrest of the suspect involved in this case.  Please watch this video and check out the link.  If you have any information that could help in this case, … [Read more...]

Subjects Involved In North Bonneville Shooting Incident Identified

November 24, 2016   11:15  AM     The four individuals involved in the shooting incident last evening in North Bonneville, WA have been identified.  Robert E. Holmes IV, 25 years of age, 1306 Yehuh street North Bonneville - determined to be the subject who fired the weapon.  Holmes is … [Read more...]