Who is Jay Schreckengost? Wiki, Biography, Age, Missing, Found Dead

Jay Schreckengost

Jay Schreckengost Wiki – Jay Schreckengost Biography

Jay Schreckengost, a high-ranking official at the Seattle Fire Department, was found dead Sunday, concluding a nearly two-week-long search after failing to return from a hunting trip in central Washington.

Seattle Deputy Fire Chief Schreckengost was found dead in the mountains near Cliffdell in Kittitas County on Sunday evening, just about a half-mile from the spot where his pickup truck was parked on Nov. 2, the day he went hunting.

According to the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office, there was no preliminary evidence of suspicious activity or foul play, which had led to the massive search effort.


He was 56 years old.

Jay Schreckengost Found Dead

According to the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office, Schreckengost’s body was found near Cliffdell. According to the sheriff’s office, he was found about a half-mile from where his pickup was parked on the day he left to scout for elk.

There is no preliminary evidence of suspicious activity or foul play.

Schreckengost’s family and the Seattle Fire Department were notified immediately.

The search for Schreckengost included 60 different agencies and organizations and thousands of hours from professional and trained volunteer searchers.

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Schreckengost was described as an experienced hunter and outdoorsman. He was believed to be well-equipped for the trip.

Crews described the surrounding terrain as “steep” and “slippery” in some areas which require help from mountain technical rescue personnel.

Police Report

The Kittitas County Coroner will investigate to confirm the cause of death.

“We’re saddened to give news of Chief Schreckengost’s passing to his family and fellow firefighters, and we ask the public and press to respect their privacy as they grieve his loss,” said Sheriff Clay Myers. “We also want to thank everyone who participated in or supported this search. It was a tremendous outpouring of resources and effort that produced a vital result: a family knows what happened to their loved one and he can be brought home to them.”

“We are incredibly saddened by this news and are all grieving the loss of one of our own,” a statement from Seattle Fire read. “Deputy Chief Schreckengost was a husband, father, and friend to all, and our hearts are with his family right now who have been at the site every day searching alongside search and rescue, fire, and law enforcement agencies.”


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