Mt. Rainer National Park Community Grieve For Slain Ranger
Now that a manhunt on Mt. Rainier is over, national park staff are focusing on the grief of losing one of their rangers. The man suspected of killing Margaret Anderson is 24-year-old Benjamin Colton Barnes. He was found dead Monday on the southwest slope of the mountain after a 24-hour manhunt. Lee Snook is with Mt. Rainier National Park. She says Rainier staff are relieved that the park is now secure.
Lee Snook: "Margaret was known by most everyone here at the park, and we all feel it quite personally and deeply."
Ranger Anderson was 34 and the mother of two small children.
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