Update, 4 p.m. Saturday: The body of Ira Clodfelter was recovered by King County Search and Rescue on Saturday morning. Click here for an updated story.
The search for Ira Clodfelter of Redmond has been called off after another full day of exhaustive searching by over 60 trained search and rescue volunteers, Redmond police said Thursday afternoon.
Clodfelter was last heard from by a friend Sunday, Feb. 3. When he failed to show up for work at Eddie Bauer on Monday his employers called police. Clodfelter’s vehicle was located by park rangers Tuesday night near Rattlesnake Mountain in North Bend.
The immediate sources and resources available to investigators have been exhausted and haven’t yielded clues to his whereabouts, police said. Detectives searched computer forensics and other sources while over 60 search and rescue personnel from King, Lewis, Pierce, Snohomish, and Thurston Counties sifted the area around the trail the last two days.
Redmond Police spokesman Jim Bove said as far as they could tell, Clodfelter intended to go on a hike Sunday and had purchased granola bars and a GPS device the day before he went hiking. However, the clothing Clodfelter wore, jeans and a sweatshirt, could indicate he wasn't an experienced hiker, Bove added.
The Redmond Police Investigations Unit will continue to investigate the missing person case until all efforts are exhausted. The search and rescue effort will stop, unless new information is found that can give authorities an idea of Clodfelter's whereabouts, Bove said.
Clodfelter is a white male, 28 years old, 5’4”, 125 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is last known to be wearing a blue zip-up hooded sweatshirt, blue jean pants, and hiking boots.
If you believe you have seen Ira Clodfelter or have information regarding his disappearance please contact the Redmond Police Department at (425) 556-2500.