Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 11:19 AM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

Skull found in woods is that of Kelso, Wash., man

Cowlitz County authorities say that a skull found in the Mount Brynion woods last week has been identified as that of a Kelso man who vanished in 2010.

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

LONGVIEW, Wash. —

Cowlitz County authorities say that a skull found in the Mount Brynion woods last week has been identified as that of a Kelso man who vanished in 2010.

The Longview Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/16oxM4b) that the county coroner identified the skull on Friday as 29-year-old Sam Stefonek. The coroner's office and the Washington State Patrol's Missing and Unidentified Person Unit used dental records to identify the skull.

Coroner Tim Davidson says the skull showed no signs of trauma and because only the skull was found, his cause of death remains unknown.

Stefonek disappeared Aug. 8, 2010. Authorities say he argued with his girlfriend and then fled into the woods behind his parents' home. His cellphone was later found nearby.

---

Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

The Seattle Times photographs

Seattle space needle and mountains

Purchase The Seattle Times images


Advertising
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►