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Skamania deputies say remains of missing mushroom picker found

The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that an Oregon man who went missing in Gifford Pinchot National Forest nearly two weeks ago has been found dead.

The sheriff’s office provided no other details about locating the remains of Richard L. Sugai, 78, of Beaverton, Ore.

Sugai was reported overdue from a mushroom-picking day trip late afternoon Oct. 19. Sugai’s last known location was Forest Service Road 60, about 10 miles north of Carson, according to the sheriff’s office.

Sugai was in the area with family, who has reportedly picked mushrooms there for decades, according to the sheriff’s office. The family told deputies that Sugai has a condition that requires daily medication. He was dressed for the torrential rain, but his clothing was darkly colored.

Deputies suspended their search for Sugai on Tuesday.


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