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3 bodies found and recovered in different areas of Olympic National Park

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — Officials believe a body found in Olympic National Park is a hiker who went missing in April.

The Peninsula Daily News reports the body is being examined to see if it is 20-year-old Zach Krull.

Krull had just started his freshman year at The Evergreen State College in Olympia when he went on a solo camping trip.

Mason County Coroner Wes Stockwell says he believes the body is Krull based on the gear discovered.

A hiker found the body over the weekend. A Ranger-led team retrieved it the next day.

The newspaper reported later Wednesday that Olympic National Park officials also over the weekend recovered the body of a 60-year-old man and the body of a woman in different areas of the park after visitors reported discovering them.

Their names weren’t immediately released.

A spokeswoman said the body of a 60-year-old man — who had a recent backcountry permit showing that he was a solo hiker in the coast area — was found by another hiker in a boulder field near the Norwegian Memorial Saturday.

The woman’s body — and a vehicle — were found 200 feet down an embankment along Obstruction Point road Sunday, the spokeswoman said, adding that she believed the woman had been reported missing.

No identities will be released until family is notified, the spokeswoman said.