Body of missing Portland hiker recovered

  • Mon Mar 15th, 2010 12:04am
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Associated Press

STEVENSON — Sheriff’s deputies have recovered the body of a University of Portland student missing for more than a week on a hike in the Columbia River Gorge.

Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox said a helicopter from the King County Sheriff’s Office was able to land Sunday afternoon near where Kathrine Huether’s body was found Saturday. An autopsy is to be performed later in Vancouver, Wash.

Huether, from Franklin Township, N.J., had been missing since March 4 after going hiking about four miles north of Bonneville Dam. Her body was found by hikers behind rocks at the base of an 800-foot cliff on Table Mountain.