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