July 6, 2018 update: Deputies say they have found the body of Cornelius "Casey" Zippro, who was reported missing last month in the North Cascades National Park.
Search crews discovered the body of a man on Tuesday in a remote wooded area near a campground, where Zippro was last seen. The body was recovered that evening.
On Thursday, the Whatcom County Medical Examiner's Office identified the man as Zippro.
Deputies said there was no signs of foul play nor violence at the scene. His death was determined to be a suicide.
Our previous coverage on June, 27, 2018 below:
Crews are searching for a missing man at North Cascades National Park.
Cornelius "Casey" Zippro, 31, who is originally from Gainesville, Georgia, was camping with a friend at the Colonial Creek Campground and was last seen on June 16 at site No. 3 near Diablo Lake.
Zippro's family told officials he was reported missing by his friend on Sunday at 4 p.m., who told authorities that the two had an argument. The friend then left to go on a hike alone. When the friend returned, Zippro's tent and backpack were still at the campsite but there was no sign of him.
Officials said there has been no activity on his phone, social media accounts or his bank card since he disappeared.
Zippro doesn't drive, so he would be on foot or may have hitched a ride, officials said.
Zippro is described as wearing a light green jacket, jeans, a black and white ball cap and a light gray shirt. He is about 5 feet 11 inches tall, 190 pounds, has light brown/dark blonde hair, and hazel/blue-green eyes.
Anyone who was at North Cascades National Park between June 15 to 22 and may have seen Zippro is asked to call the tip line at 888-653-0009, online at nps.gov/orgs/1563/index.htm or by email at email@example.com.
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