Missing soldier's motorcycle found in Capitol Forest

Staff writerApril 14, 2014 

Thurston County Sheriff's deputies are seeking a 20-year-old soldier who went missing Sunday night during a weekend hiking trip in Capitol Forest.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THURSTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

UPDATE: Thurston County search and rescue crews have found a motorcycle belonging to a soldier who went missing in Capitol Forest Sunday night.

Missing JBLM soldier Chris Dombroski's motorcycle was found on a spur road near Capitol Peak, Thurston County Sheriff's Lt. Greg Elwin said Tuesday.

Thurston County search and rescue crews will continue to look for Dombroski Tuesday in the area where his motorcycle was found, Elwin added.

Members of Dombroski's unit, and aviation are helping in the search for the soldier, who went missing on a weekend hiking trip. He was last heard from about 8:30 p.m. Sunday night.

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Christopher Dombroski, 20, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was last heard from about 8:30 p.m. Sunday night, Thurston County Sheriff's Lt. Greg Elwin said.

A search and rescue effort is underway, Elwin said. An incident command post has been set up at Rock Candy Mountain, and mobile search and rescue units are on roadways and trailheads, he said.

Sheriff's deputies have information that Dombroski rode his motorcycle to the forest and parked it for a hike. So far, deputies have been unable to locate the motorcycle, or Dombroski, Elwin added.

Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445; jpawloski@theolympian.com

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