Body found in Stillaguamish River near missing man's truck

ARLINGTON, Wash. -- Snohomish County dive team members are working to recover the body of a person who was found drowned in the Stillaguamish River Tuesday morning.

The site of the body's discovery was located near the vehicle of a 71-year-old man who went missing on Sunday, deputies said, but official identification of the victim has not been made.

The family of the missing man called police Monday evening saying their father was supposed to show up for dinner at their house Sunday night but never arrived. When they last spoke with him Sunday morning, he said he was heading to the Oso area first to check on the fishing.

The man's daughter-in-law went to the father's home Sunday, but his car wasn't there. Police went to the home Monday and the father was still not there and a missing person report was filed.

About 9 p.m. Monday, a Snohomish County Sheriff's deputy located the man's vehicle along SR-530 by the Stillaguamish River at Oso. Deputies said it was too dark to conduct a search, so a search team launched at dawn Tuesday. A body was discovered around 11 a.m.

Investigators say the identification of the victim, as well as cause and manner of death, are still pending from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s office.