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Body Found Near Royal City, Believed to be Missing Hunter

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NEAR ROYAL CITY, WA - The Grant County Sheriff's Office says they believe the body of a missing bow hunter has been found.  Here's the latest information just released from the Sheriff's Office.

Advisory: Body found – believed to be that of missing hunter, Thomas Steig, of North Bend.

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Near Royal City, Wash (25NOV2015): A body, believed to be that of missing man Thomas Steig, age 55, has been found. His body was discovered around 9:45am this morning, just south of last known cell phone tower coordinates near Crab Creek, west of Royal City. Steig was reported missing when he didn’t return from a one day hunt on November 20th.

While official cause of death has not been determined, it does appear that he fell. There is no indication of foul play. His body is now in the care of the Grant County Coroner’s Office pending an autopsy. His family has been notified.

Nearly 100 staff and volunteers from Fairchild AFB, Grant County Search and Rescue, Mounted Posse, Grant County Fire District 10 and 11, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Spokane Sheriff’s Office, Grant County Sheriff’s Office, and numerous civilian volunteers have been on the ground, on horseback, ATV/ORV since Saturday. Civilian aircraft volunteered for the search as well as a helicopter from Spokane Sheriff’s Office, and a plane from Fairchild.

Sheriff Tom Jones said, "This is the saddest possible outcome for everyone involved in trying to bring Mr. Steig home to his family. Our sincerest condolences to his family and friends for their heartbreaking loss.”
 

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