Police confirm Annie Schmidt’s body found in Gorge

Annie Schmidt died of accidental blunt force trauma, police said

Police are searching for 21-year-old Anna Schmidt whose car was found Thursday near the Bonneville Dam. (PPB)
Police are searching for 21-year-old Anna Schmidt whose car was found Thursday near the Bonneville Dam. (PPB)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Human remains found near the Tooth Rock Trailhead belonged to missing hiker Annie Schmidt, her family and police confirmed.

Annie Schmidt in an undated photo provided by her family, October 22, 2016
Annie Schmidt in an undated photo provided by her family, October 22, 2016

Search and rescue crews recovered the remains on Friday and they were taken to the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s office to be identified.

Schmidt, 21, went missing while hiking in the Gorge in October.

Schmidt’s father, Jon Schmidt, wrote on the Finding Annie Schmidt Facebook group the medical examiner positively identified her remains.

Her cause of death was said to be blunt force trauma, and the manner of her death was accidental, according to Portland Police Bureau.

There were no signs of foul play.

“You have lived this trial with us and we pray that this may bring a great level of resolution and peace for all of us,” Jon Schmidt wrote.