Kristopher B. Zitzewitz

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Above Images: Zitzewitz, circa 2013

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 28, 2013 from Skamania County, Washington
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: December 31, 1981
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11 - 6'3, 220 - 240 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond/brown hair, brown eyes. Zitzewitz's nickname is Kris.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black raincoat, khaki pants, tan and black hiking boots, a black racing style helmet and an orange parachute cord bracelet. Carrying a black backpack.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Zitzewitz was last seen in the Big Lava Beds area near Goose Lake in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Skamania County, Washington on September 28, 2013. He is from Portland, Oregon and was hiking with a companion on the day of his disappearance. Zitzewitz got separated from his hiking partner during a period of unseasonably bad weather with record amounts of rain and snow in the area. He has never been heard from again. An extensive search, with over 100 volunteers and a helicopter, turned up no indication of his whereabouts and he is presumed dead. It's possible he fell into a mountain crevasse.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Skamania County Sheriff's Office
    509-427-9490

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    Washington State Missing Persons Search
    The Columbian

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 26, 2017; casefile added.

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