Remains found in submerged car believed to be of missing couple

Remains found in submerged car believed to be of missing couple »Play Video
SNOHOMISH, Wash. -- Rescuers recovered two bodies inside a car pulled out of the Snohomish River on Wednesday, and investigators believe the remains are those of a missing Snohomish couple.

The red 1999 Mitsubishi Mirage was found in the water, in the 6600 block of Riverview Road. The car is believed to belong to Jason Dolman, 31, and Riza Ysulat, 36, who have not been seen since Jan. 8. A detective stumbled upon the discovery while retracing the steps of the missing couple. The crash scene was less than a mile from a relative's home.

Investigators have not yet determined whether foul play is involved.

"There's no way to tell," said Snohomish County sheriff's spokeswoman Shari Ireton. "At this point, it's even unknown why the vehicle left the roadway in the first place."

Ireton said the couple had left medications and other personal items in their homes.


Jason Dolman and Riza Ysulat
Friends and family members said the disappearance is completely out of character for the couple.

Terri Dolman said her son, Jason, was heading to work the last time she saw him. When he never returned to pick up his son, she began to worry.

"No call, no anything," she said. "I knew something was wrong then because that's just not like him."

Terri said everything seemed normal leading up to the couple's disappearance, but she did mention that Jason recently deleted information from his Facebook page, including his family tree.

The medical examiner is working to identify the remains, and to determine the cause and manner of death.