Body found in remote area
of Jefferson may be Harborite
Sunday, February 7, 2010 1:12 AM PST
The Daily World
A body believed to be that of an Aberdeen man was found near Yahoo Lake in Jefferson County on Saturday, about 25 miles northeast of Queets, near the Olympic Corrections Center.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Sgt. Andy Pernsteiner said the office received a call just after 1 p.m. of a possible body in a truck on a forest road near the lake.
Pernsteiner said deputies arrived to find the deceased man in the vehicle, and turned the body over to the Grays Harbor Coroner’s Office. Though no positive identification has yet been made, Pernsteiner said the man is believed to be an Aberdeen resident.
Grays Harbor Deputy Coroner George Patrick confirmed Saturday that the man’s body was in the coroner’s care. Patrick said a positive identification and decisions on a possible autopsy would come early next week.
Pernsteiner added that the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will handle the investigation, and that more will be know after the Grays Harbor Coroner’s Office can give them a positive ID and cause of death.
“That’s all we know right now,” Pernsteiner said.
BODY IDENTIFIED AS MISSING MOCLIPS MAN
Undersheriff Rick Scott says the body found in the Lake Yahoo area of Jefferson County has been identified as a missing Moclips man. Undersheriff Rick Scott says authorities identified the body of Jeremy Fry today. The 33 year old disappeared on January 30th. While the Jefferson County authorities will investigate the scene where Fry's body was found on Saturday, Scott says it appears the death was a suicide.