A missing poster for Samantha Sayers at a gas station in Sultan. (Rikki King / The Herald)

A missing poster for Samantha Sayers at a gas station in Sultan. (Rikki King / The Herald)

Search suspended for Vesper Peak hiker missing since Aug. 1

“We have exhausted all leads and tips,” said a Snohomish County sheriff’s sergeant.

GRANITE FALLS — The search for missing hiker Samantha Sayers at Vesper Peak has been suspended, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday afternoon.

Teams will continue to check the area as snow melts and weather permits.

Sayers, 28, has been missing since Aug. 1. She parked at the trailhead of Vesper Peak off the Mountain Loop Highway and never returned to her car. She was last seen near the summit.

“We have exhausted all leads and tips. We’ve interviewed all witnesses who have come forward. We have checked and double-checked the possible routes we believe Sam could have taken,” Search & Rescue Sgt. John Adams said in a news release.

Crews have searched in every spot Sayers could have gone, he said, and people were often put at risk because of the rugged environment.

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