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Body found outside Duvall
DUVALL - The body of an unidentified adult male was discovered the afternoon of April 2 on Weyerhaeuser land near the Tolt Pipeline east of the Kelly Road in Duvall.
According to Bob Conner of the King County Sheriff's Office, the remains have been in the woods for at least several months, and at this time, there is no indication of foul play, adding that the cause of death could be ruled as suicide.
The county Medical Examiner's Office is currently working to identify the body, which was found about 3:40 p.m. by Department of Natural Resources forester Tim Trabont, who was working in the area.
"I flipped back what I thought was a sleeping bag, but what was really a rain poncho," he said. According to the forester, underneath the poncho was a badly decomposed man with a short-barreled shotgun lying next to his body. The man was wearing a blue jacket.
Trabont said he discovered a green, expensive-looking bicycle approximately 10 feet from the body, which was resting in what he said looked like an old logging road rut.
The discovery is one of several such incidents in the last few months in the Snoqualmie Valley. A skull fragment was found by a hiker on March 10 just off Exit 39 near North Bend. The skull has not yet been identified, but police said the death occurred about 10 years ago.
On March 1, the body of Issaquah resident Duane M. Temcov, 33, was discovered near the base of Snoqualmie Falls. And on Jan. 31, two Mount Si High School wrestlers found the body of David Michael Crowe, 54, two miles east of Snoqualmie along State Route 202.