Mt. Rainier search for writer ends when body found

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — Officials say the search for a prominent outdoors writer on Mount Rainier was suspended after the body of a female was found.

Mount Rainier National Park spokeswoman Patti Wold says the body has not been identified, but it was located Saturday in the general area where teams had been searching for 70-year-old Karen Sykes.

Park officials had announced earlier in the day that the search had been suspended but did not say why.

The area is difficult to access and not commonly traveled.

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