Body of CNET's James Kim found

Found after 11 days in southern Oregon wilderness

UPDATE: The body of missing CNET editor James Kim has been located, authorities announced Wednesday.

Arrangements are being made to transport Kim to the Oregon State Police office in the town of Central Point, Ore., for a medical examination, according to police, and autopsy results may be completed by Thursday. He had been missing in the remote southwestern Oregon wilderness for 11 days and was found at approximately noon Wednesday about half a mile from the Rogue River, authorities said.

Kim, 35, left his family's stranded car Saturday morning in search of help and never returned. He apparently traveled in an 8-mile circle and was found less than a mile, separated by a sheer cliff, from where his family's station wagon had gotten stuck in the snow. Officers said there was no way to determine whether he was trying to return to his starting point or if he became disoriented.

"He was very motivated...he traveled a long way," Josephine County Undersheriff Brian Anderson said.

The Kim family has asked that it not be contacted, and that flowers and donations not be sent at this time. Once the family has decided how they want Kim to be honored, CNET will release details.

His 30-year-old wife, Kati, and daughters Penelope (4 years) and Sabine (7 months) were rescued in good condition Monday and have been reunited with family members. Kati Kim suffered frostbite on two toes but will not lose them, according to a close family friend.

"They have been true champions throughout this whole ordeal," Lt. Gregg Hastings of the Oregon State Police said of the Kim family. "We just want them to know our thoughts and our prayers have been with them from day one."

See News.com for additional coverage.

 

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