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Authorities find body of missing Walla Walla hunter

October 22, 2018

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a missing Walla Walla hunter was found in heavy brush over the weekend.

Walla Walla County sheriff’s deputies began searched for 60-year-old Patrick Beuttner Saturday morning after he was reported overdue.

KEPR-TV that deputies learned that Beuttner had recently complained of heart problems. Deputies later found his truck and activated search and rescue teams.

Searchers found him in heavy brush near the South Fork of Coppei Creek Saturday.

Officials say it appears Beuttner died of natural causes, but the Walla Walla county coroner’s office will determine the cause of death.

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