Suspected Ranger Killer Found Dead

Police say Barnes likely died of exposure

Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier     Photo: lohit/Flickr

A massive manhunt for Benjamin Colton Barnes, the 24-year-old Army veteran who officials believe killed a National Parks ranger on Sunday, ended Monday evening when FBI agents found Barnes dead in a stream in Mount Rainier National Park. Police believe that Barnes likely died of exposure after evading a team of 150 law enforcement officials for more than a day. Barnes was discovered wearing jeans, a t-shirt, and only one shoe and was lying partway in Paradise Creek. Temperatures had dropped below freezing on Monday and Barnes would have been forced to navigate through as much as four feet of snow. He is believed to have shot and killed ranger Margaret Anderson Sunday morning as Anderson tried to stop his speeding car

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