ILLAHEE - Remains believed to be Kara Lynn Radabah, the 19-year-old Bremerton woman who disappeared near Illahee State Park on May 13, were discovered around 11 a.m. Sunday.
Scott Wilson of the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office said a German Shepard being used in the morning search party found remains in a ravine just off Steinman Lane, on the north end of Illahee State Park. He said there is a "very strong likelihood" the remains are of Radabah, and a piece of clothing found at the scene matched the 19-year-old’s description.
The area had been search immediately following Radabah’s disappearance, Wilson said. Sunday’s follow-up search was planned between the sheriff’s office search-and-rescue team and volunteers, and the day was the first that worked with all schedules involved.
"We came out this morning expecting there would be a zero turn-up of anything," he said.
Radabah, was last seen at about 6 p.m. on May 13 after leaving home unexpectedly. She had been diagnosed with schizophrenia within the past year and was being cared for at home near Illahee State Park. A statement at the time said she had stopped taking her prescribed medications and has been acting delusional.
In May, search and rescue immediately instigated a ground search of the area, along with a group of a dozen volunteers. Later that month, someone reported seeing a woman who matched Radabah’s description in Bellingham.
The Kitsap County Coroner will identify the remains.