It’s been several weeks since Annie Schmidt was reported missing in Oregon, and since they started the second search efforts, family members said Friday they believe her remains have been found near the bottom of a cliff.
Jon Schmidt posted in the group Find Annie Schmidt to say that, while official confirmation has not yet been made, he believes his daughter has been found.
“We are VERY hopeful for closure tonight. Today the dog teams found human remains at the bottom of a cliff in the area below Munra Point. The area is so far off trail and dense with vegetation that it required SAR to pretty much crawl uphill to get there.
Conclusive identification of the remains is impossible. The medical examiner will have conclusive identity verification by Monday or Tuesday. There is comfort in knowing from the circumstances that there would have been no suffering.
We can positively identify the clothing and personal items found at the site as belonging to Annie.
The Sheriff’s department is making a public statement that there is reason to believe that Annie has been found, awaiting conclusive evidence from the medical examination.
We wanted each and every one of you who are special beyond words to us to hear it first.
There is no way to thank our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ for the support we have felt through you. You have searched with us, prayed with us, hoped with us, fasted with us, supported us and sacrificed for us. We thank you from the very bottom of our hearts!!!!
Much much love!”
We will post more detail as it becomes available.