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Hikers find body of missing Oswego East HS grad, Navy sailor in Washington

Man had been missing for about a week

The remains of missing Navy sailor and OEHS alum were found by hikers on Saturday afternoon, after he was reported missing one week ago, according to authorities. Foul play is not suspected.
The remains of missing Navy sailor and OEHS alum were found by hikers on Saturday afternoon, after he was reported missing one week ago, according to authorities. Foul play is not suspected.

Hikers located the body of missing Navy sailor and Oswego East High School graduate Jeremiah Adams Saturday afternoon in Sequim, Washington.

Adams had first been reported missing after failing to meet with friends for a planned hike May 5.

A group of three hikers on the Gray Wolf Trail in the Olympic National Park, contacted the sheriff's office about 1:04 p.m. Saturday, after discovering what appeared to be deceased human remains down by an embankment, approximately six miles from the trail at the area of a bridge washout, according to a news release from the Clallam County Sheriff's Office.

Upon receiving the call, volunteer members of the Clallam County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team hiked in to investigate the discovery. Once on the scene, the search team located the deceased remains of whom they believed to be Jeremiah Adams, based on physical characteristics, as well as clothing description.

Adams, who graduated from Oswego East High School in 2012, had been stationed on the USS Nimitz. Some media outlets also reported Adams was from Plainfield.

Notifications to Adams' next of kin have been made, according to the sheriff's office. The remains will be held for autopsy to determine the manner and cause of death. Foul play is not suspected, the sheriff's office reported.

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