Woman’s body found on western Highway 2


STEVENS PASS — The body of a deceased 25-year-old woman was found Tuesday on U.S. Highway 2, eight miles east of Stevens Pass.

Chelan County sheriff’s deputies say a passing motorist located the body about 8:30 p.m. along the roadside near milepost 73, in the Rock Mountain Trail area. There are no residences or businesses near the site, authorities said.

The dead person was identified as a Snohomish County resident. A press release issued by the sheriff’s office Friday did not name the woman.

Police say they’re treating the death as suspicious, but said the cause of death has not been confirmed, and there’s no evidence of an ongoing threat to the public. Those with information on the discovery, or who may have seen or recorded activity in the area, are asked to call the sheriff’s tipline at 509-667-6845, or submit a tip online.