A family found the clothing of a missing relative in the woods and found the remains two months after they went missing, according to Washington officials.
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said in a Jan. 30 news release that the family of 31-year-old Kyle Kirkhem has been searching for the missing man since he was last seen on Nov. 20. said it was.
A representative said he was suffering from a mental health crisis when he left his home and cell phone behind.
Kirchem’s car was found near Highway 224 in the Mount Hood National Forest on November 23, agents said. The airbags in his car were not deployed and authorities saw no signs of injury.
His family searched the area for months without being able to find him, according to the “Find Kyle” Facebook group.
His family later found some of his clothing near Rainbow Campground on Jan. 29, a representative said.
After they told authorities about the clothing, search and rescue workers rejoined efforts to find Kilchem. At that time, his family found his body in a stream.
According to a Facebook page created for the missing man, his family said his body was found less than a mile from where his car was found.
They said he was walking along the river towards the Estacada.
“Our hearts are broken. We love Kyle so much and will miss him. Please respect our family and friends during this time,” his family wrote.
Estacada is located about 30 miles southeast of Portland.