Family Says They've Found Remains of Missing Hiker

Annie Schmidt, 21, disappeared last month in Oregon
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2016 4:24 PM CST
Annie Schmidt's family believe they've found her remains at the bottom of a cliff in Oregon.   (Portland Police Bureau via AP)

(Newser) – The remains of a 21-year-old hiker missing since last month have been found at the bottom of a cliff in Oregon, her family says. KATU reports that clothing and personal items were found with human remains off a trail in the Columbia River Gorge near where Annie Schmidt's car was found. And while authorities haven't made an announcement, Schmidt's parents say the items found with the remains belong to their daughter, according to Fox 13. Schmidt's family hopes Friday's discovery brings them closure. "There is comfort in knowing from the circumstances that there would have been no suffering," KATU quotes her family as saying in a statement. Schmidt had recently moved to Oregon from Utah and was an avid hiker. (Read more missing woman stories.)

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