June 22, 2014 at 4:41 PM
(SEATTLE) -- Police suspended the search for hiker Karen Sykes on Sunday, later announcing that their search had turned up a woman's body.
Sykes, a well-known author and photographer, was reported missing on Wednesday. The body found on Sunday was sent to the Pierce County coroner, said a spokesperson from Mount Rainier National Park.
Officials say that Sykes was on a day hike, researching a new story when she and her hiking partner split up. The 70-year-old woman had taken supplies in case she had to camp out overnight.
A park spokesperson said that the body was found in an area that is "not commonly traveled."
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