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Update: Search Continues for Missing Redmond Man

Redmond resident Ira Thomas Clodfelter was last heard from by a friend on Sunday afternoon and police believe he was hiking on Rattlesnake Mountain near North Bend.

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.

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Update, 9 a.m. Thursday: On Thursday morning officers from King County Search and Rescue and Redmond Police resumed the search for Ira Clodfelter near Rattlesnake Mountain. From Redmond, Clodfelter has Cystic Fibrosis and has been missing since Sunday.

Redmond detectives have learned that Clodfelter made comments recently about going hiking in that area. He purchased water and granola bars early Sunday morning and his day pack is missing, leading detectives to believe this was a planned hike.

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. King County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue personnel searched all day Wednesday but were unable to locate him.

If you believe you have seen Ira Clodfelter’s or have information regarding his disappearance please contact the Redmond Police Department at (425) 556-2500.

 

Original post Feb. 6--

The Redmond Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Redmond Man.

Ira Thomas Clodfelter was last heard from by a friend on Sunday afternoon. Clodfelter failed to show up for work this week which led his employer to call the police. Clodfelter’s vehicle was located by park rangers last night in the trailhead parking lot of Rattlesnake Mountain in North Bend.

Clodfelter is a white male, 28 years old, 5 foot 4 inches tall, 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. Redmond Police investigators have learned that Clodfelter suffers from Cystic Fibrosis but is high functioning. There is also a concern that he suffers from depression. It is unknown whether he has any of his medications with him.

King County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue personnel searched all day today for Clodfelter from where his vehicle was located at Rattlesnake Mountain. The search effort has ended for today and is set to resume tomorrow at 8 a.m.

If you have information regarding Ira Clodfelter’s disappearance please contact the Redmond Police Department at (425) 556-2500.

Source: Redmond Police

Lisa Baumann February 08, 2013 at 01:29 AM
The search for Ira Clodfelter has been called off as of 5 p.m. Thursday, according to Redmond police. See more of that story here - http://patch.com/A-1KlN

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