Body found near Granite Falls is that of missing man


GRANITE FALLS, Wash. - A body recovered over the weekend near Granite Falls has been identified as a man who had been missing since Dec. 1.


The body of 56-year-old Mark Acord was recovered Sunday near the Stillaguamish River.


The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said Acord’s body was found below a 200-foot cliff.


Acord’s niece said her uncle had been staying at a family member’s house in Granite Falls where there are cliffs behind the home.


A family member found the body on Saturday during a search.


Acord is survived by his 18-year-old daughter.


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