Body found near Granite Falls ID’d as missing man

GRANITE FALLS — A body recovered outside Granite Falls on Sunday has been identified as a man missing since Dec. 1.

The body of Mark E. Acord, 56, of Granite Falls, was found about 200 feet down a cliff in rugged terrain near Silverton Way.

His cause of death is pending further investigation, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office also is investigating the death, sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said Monday. No new details have been released.

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