• Missing soldier found dead in forest was nephew of couple killed in Oso landslide


    THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. - A soldier missing from Joint Base Lewis-McChord has been found dead in the Capitol Forest near Olympia.

    Thurston County search and rescue crews found the body of 20-year-old Chris Dombroski Tuesday morning near Capitol Peak. He had been missing since Sunday night.

    Family members told KIRO 7 that Dombroski is the nephew of Steve Harris and Theresa Harris, who were killed in the Oso landslide. 

    Thurston County authorities said Dombroski's body had a self-inflicted gunshot wound and said they suspect there was no foul play involved. 

    "Our thoughts and prayers are with Spc. Dombroski's family and friends during this time of loss," said Lt. Col. Joseph Sowers, 7th Inf. Div. Public Affairs Officer.  "We'd like to thank Thurston County search and rescue crews and Gray's Harbor authorities for their efforts. Our focus now is on supporting the survivors who have lost their beloved son, friend and teammate."

    The incident is still under investigation.

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