The skeletal remains of a West Seattle man, missing for the past 11 months have been positively identified by a Texas lab as that of Richard D. Arneson according to a story published in the Chinook Observer. The newspaper/website serves the Columbia River, Pacific County area of Washington State.
The West Seattle Herald reported him missing after sending a cryptic text, "My luck has run out." A Facebook page was set up seeking more information.
The Observer story said that "Wahkiakum County Prosecutor and Coroner Dan Bigelow called his relatives late last week to deliver bittersweet news: A Texas forensic lab had used DNA to confirm that Arneson was the man discovered on the bank of the Columbia River near Altoona in May 2016."