CNET editor James Kim found dead in Oregon wilderness

“The dead body of missing CNET editor James Kim has been located, authorities announced Wednesday,” Leslie Katz reports for CNET News.

“Arrangements are being made to transport Kim to an undisclosed location, according to a police statement. Kim has been missing in the remote southwestern Oregon wilderness for 11 days. The family has asked not to be contacted,” Katz reports.

“After being rescued in good condition Monday, Kim’s 30-year-old wife, Kati, and daughters Penelope (4 years) and Sabine (7 months) have been reunited with family members,” Katz reports.

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“The body of a San Francisco man who had walked into the Oregon wilderness to summon help for his stranded family was found Wednesday in a steep ravine where he had left clues for searchers,” CNN reports. “Officials confirmed that James Kim, 35, an editor at the Web site CNET, had been found dead.”

“Brian Anderson, Undersheriff of Josephine County, broke down and could not finish speaking as he announced that Kim’s body was found at 3:03 p.m. ET,” CNN reports.

“Searchers were attempting to remove Kim’s body, and his family members have requested that their privacy be respected, officials said,” CNN reports. “Kim walked into the snowy Oregon mountains Saturday to find help for his wife and two young daughters. They were rescued by searchers on Monday.”

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Tragic. Our condolences to the Kim family.

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  1. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”downer” style=”border:0;” /> Very sad that he lost his life not knowing that his family is okay. Such a tragedy that one wrong turn driving could be so deadly.

    My condolences to the Kim family. He was a brave man and will be sorely missed. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”downer” style=”border:0;” />

  2. curious: what were the clues he left?

    He took some clothes with him and left a trail of them to follow. It appears he also began to remove his own clothes when he ran out of the ones he had been carrying. I believe the extreme cold got to him be became disoriented and then…well, Hypothermia…not way I’d want to go.

    He was a brave and caring man, from what I’ve read, and his actions to go in search of help prove that. It is tragic and sad that he would have been alive had he remained with the car. 🙁 My condolences go out to his family and friends.

  3. Was this guy some sort of celebrity in the US or?..


    No, he wasn’t a celebrity, but this story has been big in the news lately because he was missing for 11 days… Search crews were looking for him and his family for some time.

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