OSO, Wash. - A body found in the Stillaguamish River may be that of a missing Marysville man.
Marysville police took a missing person report Monday at 6:30 p.m. from family members who said their 71-year-old father was supposed to come to their house for dinner Sunday night but did not show up.
They had last spoken with him Sunday morning when he told them he was heading to the Oso area to check on fishing conditions.
A Marysville police officer and the man's son went to the man’s home but he was not inside and his vehicle was gone.
The missing man was entered into a national database as missing and the man’s information was distributed to other local law enforcement agencies.
Shortly before 9 p.m. Monday Marysville police were notified that the missing man's vehicle had been found by a Snohomish County sheriff's deputy in the Oso area near the Stillaguamish River.
Search efforts were hindered due to the terrain in the area and the time of day, and the decision was made to return Tuesday morning to conduct a search.
After the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office chopper was launched Tuesday morning, a body was spotted in the Stillaguamish River near the turnoff to Oso.
A dive team was recovering the body Tuesday afternoon.
The victim’s identity has not been released.