Body of suicide victim recovered near Longmire
Contact: Kevin Bacher, PIO, 360-569-6567
At 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2012, visitors at Mount Rainier National Park reported seeing a body lying near the Wonderland Trail north of Longmire, near the Rampart Ridge Trail. Rangers responded and determined that the individual, a 58-year-old man, was deceased, and a victim of suicide. He has been identified as Robert J. Congelli of Kent, Washington, who had been absent since Wednesday and whose wife had reported him missing Thursday morning. Congelli's body was transported to the Pierce County Medical Examiner Thursday evening.
Did You Know?
For many years, the Paradise Ice Caves were a popular attraction at Mount Rainier. Until the 1980s, visitors could explore passages within the Paradise Glacier which had formed due to seasonal melting of the ice. By the early 1990s, climate change had melted away the last traces of the caves. More...