BELLINGHAM - A volunteer helping search for missing college student Dwight A. Clark found the body of a woman on the beach at the end of Cornwall Avenue Saturday, Oct. 2.
The woman, who appeared to be 60 to 65 years old, had a gunshot wound to the head, said Bellingham Police spokesman Mark Young. A handgun was recovered at the scene, Young said. An autopsy is pending, but it’s likely a suicide, Whatcom County Medical Examiner Gary Goldfogel said.
A Homeland Security employee searching for Clark, a Western Washington University student missing since Sept. 26, found the woman’s body at about 9:14 a.m., Young said.
The woman was slender with brown and gray shoulder-length hair, wearing brown hiking shoes, black socks, black pants and a black fleece coat. She also had a black windbreaker and handbag. None of her belongings contained any identification.
Anyone with information about this case should contact the Bellingham Police Department at 360-778-8800.