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Shooting Mount Rainier Gunman Dead AP Photo

Mount Rainier Gunman Dead

Authorities believe they have found the body of Benjamin Colton Barnes, who was a suspect in Sunday's fatal shooting of park ranger Margaret Anderson at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state. Police on Monday located from the air the body of a white male lying in the snow with no heat signature, and ground teams have been dispatched to identify him. He likely died in chest-deep snow while attempting to escape police who were searching for him. Barnes, an Iraq War veteran, was also wanted in connection with a shooting Sunday in a Seattle suburb that left four people wounded. Barnes is believed to have shot Anderson at a traffic stop, then fled into the park, which has since been locked down.

January 2, 2012 3:49 PM