Naked woman missing in SW Washington forest

Jun 10, 2013

Deputies are searching for a woman missing in a southwest Washington national forest who is naked because she was going on a spiritual quest.

Skamania County Undersheriff Dave Cox told The Columbian the 19-year-old Vancouver woman was wearing only a fanny pack with a compass and a knife about 5 p.m. Sunday when she left the Canyon Creek Campground in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

She was supposed to return that night. A friend reported her missing around midnight.

Cox says the weather in the area has been mild with overnight temperatures in the lower 50s