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WA: Missing Washington elk hunter found dead

November 25, 2017


STEVENSON, Wash. A Search and Rescue team has located the body of missing Vancouver hunter Joel Presler, who went missing earlier this month in the forlorn lakes area of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Authorities suspended the search for 37-year-old Presler last week, after four days of search efforts had not turned up any clues or evidence. Searchers had located his vehicle a few days prior. Presler last had contact with his family on November 11.

Warmer temperatures this week resulted in the reduction of much of the snow in the search area, giving reason for searchers to return to the area. They located evidence and Presler's body within close proximity to where his vehicle was parked.

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