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Investigators in Washington State they say they have found the body.
Of an Iraq War vet they called a strong person of interest in yesterday's shooting death of a national park ranger.
According to investigators there Benjamin Barnes was also suspected of wounding four people during a weekend shooting spree at a house party near Seattle.
Cops say they suspect that those the latter killed in the park range -- He later killed the park ranger during a traffic stop.
We're told -- been tried to hide out in Mount Rainier national park but he apparently died.
While trying to get away from a swat team in chest deep snow.
Chris Gallagher is in -- She's with the latest -- we we were wondering earlier how this man died whether he killed himself or someone had shot -- now it sounds like he was on the run.
He was on the -- -- the body was found about three miles from the shooting took place it was found partially submerged in a river and he was wearing only jeans.
A T shirt and 110 issue there were also weapons -- by his body but the area that he was founded as you said the snow was chest deep.
And the overnight temperatures were well below freezing so the authorities believe he died from exposure.
Here's the local share.
He appears to have not.
Been a victim of any type of violence other than the weather.
That appears from what preliminary what the medical examiner and everybody up there -- so there's no external wounds on him.
He put himself into position where he wasn't going to get out of.
And the raiders say before he actually fled into the woods he was firing shots and those who were trying to help the ranger who had been.
Fatally wounded shot.
Well what more do we know about that ranger.
Her name is.
Margaret Anderson she's 34 years old she is the mother of two small children she is also -- was also married to another ranger.
At Mount Rainier park they've been working there for about four -- she had been with the Forest Service even longer she is originally from New Jersey.
And neighbors of her parents say -- might imagine they are devastated.
-- When somebody -- it tell you.
Orders from -- -- It's.
It's almost like -- unbelievable.
It's sound that you hear coming from.
But -- I -- their face.
And who your real.
-- -- After the shooting of stories actually tried to evacuate the park but it's not easy because it's the size of Indianapolis at one point in time a hundred people were gathered.
Inside the visitor center on lockdown they have now all been released in the park is reopening show.
Trace Gallagher live in Los Angeles -- thanks.
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