Body of missing Gold Bar man found in river June 24, 2017
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This report was first published June 23 in the Chronicle's Breaking News column
(MONROE, WA.) -- The Snohomish County Sheriff's office says the body of a missing Gold Bar man was found in the Skykomish River Thursday afternoon near Monroe.
Fishermen found the body of Olaf Eriksen, 71, who'd been missing since June 19th in the river near the 27600 block of 170th Street Southeast around 12:30pm.
The body was recovered a short time later. The Medical Examiner's office will determine manner and cause of death.
Mr. Eriksen, who reportedly suffered from dementia had been missing since the afternoon of Monday June 19 was last seen walking away from his home around 1:30 pm.
"Personal items of his were found by the Skykomish River at the 800 block of Croft Ave.," said Sgt. Cindi West at the time. "The Search and Rescue helicopter...searched the river by air and the Marine Unit by water several times since 5 pm (Monday June 19)."