The Mason County Coroner’s Office has identified a missing Shelton man who was found dead Wednesday near Stump Lake.
Christopher Adam Case, 34, was reported missing Tuesday. His body was found the next day in a wooded area off of Cloquallam Road. The cause of death is unknown; an autopsy is scheduled for Friday.
“He appeared to have been deceased for several days,” Coroner Wes Stockwell told The Olympian.
The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case. Chief Criminal Deputy Ryan Spurling said Case had gone to pick truffles and might have had a medical emergency while hiking up a hill. Another hiker found his body and there were no signs of foul play.
“You never would have met a kinder person in your life,” said Case’s mother, Gail Arrington of Rochester.