Missing hiker Annie Schmidt found dead in Gorge

PORTLAND, Ore. - Human remains found near a trail in the Columbia River Gorge have been identified as those of Anna Schmidt, a 21-year-old hiker who went missing in late October.

In a post Saturday to Facebook, Jon Schmidt, the woman’s father, said the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's office had positively identified the remains as Anna.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner ruled Schmidt's cause of death was blunt force trauma and the manner was accidental.

“You have lived this trial with us and we pray that this may bring a greater level of resolution and peace for all of us.” Jon Schmidt said.

Anna Schmidt, a Utah-to-Portland transplant known by those who love her as Annie, was last seen on Sunday, Oct. 16, by her roommate.

Portland police found her car Thursday, Oct. 20 near the Toothrock Trailhead.

A massive weekend-long manhunt failed to locate her.
 

 


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