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Human remains found near Neah Bay ID'd as missing man

Stanley Okumoto

NEAH BAY, Wash. - Authorities say human remains found along a beach near Neah Bay in northwestern Washington have been positively identified as a 79-year-old Silverdale man who had been reported missing.

The Peninsula Daily News reports Stanley Okumoto was identified through dental records.

The Clallam County Sheriff's Office says deputies were sent to investigate a report of a body on the beach last week.

The sheriff's office says the body was discovered by someone who had parked in a turnout while looking for sea otters.

Okumoto was reported missing in September by Kitsap County authorities. He was last seen on Sept. 18 at about 11 a.m. at his home near NW Huckle Drive and Nels Nelson Road in the Silverdale area.

Family members say he left to go on a short drive to a destination about two miles away from his home, but he never returned.

His car was found Sept. 20 by authorities about a mile away from where the body washed ashore.

Clallam County Coroner-Prosecuting Attorney Mark Nichols says foul play is not suspected but the cause and manner of Okumoto's death could not be determined.

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