The search for 28-year-old Nicole Elizabeth White ended Saturday when Pierce County Sheriff’s Department investigators found her body in wooded area near Kapowsin.
Detective Ed Troyer, spokesman for the sheriff’s department, wrote in email, “We found a body Saturday in the woods. The medical examiner has confirmed it’s Nicole White. Detectives are meeting with prosecutors this week to present the case.”
Troyer said White’s body was found near the Timberland Forest Camp 1 Road East.
“She was found by search dogs,” Troyer wrote. “Investigation led us to the area that was searched. Lots of work by our detectives and the FBI lead to her recovery. The investigation continues. The FBI has been extremely helpful in this case and is continuing the investigation with us.”
White, an Enumclaw resident, was reported missing June 7. Her mother called the Orting Police Department when White didn’t return home.
According to information released by the department, White was last seen about 10 p.m. June 6 outside Jeepers Country Bar and Grill on Pacific Avenue South in Spanaway.
Troyer reported on the afternoon of June 8 a person passing by spotted White’s red Dodge Neon down an embankment and wedged between several trees in the area of 70th Avenue East and 260th Street East in Graham.
The keys were inside the vehicle and it was unoccupied.
The sheriff’s department brought in dogs to search the area near where White’s car was found.
Initial reports are White was at Jeepers with a man she had met online.
Troyer stated in a June 10 email a warrant was served on a person of interest in the case. The man was arrested on a federal weapons charge not related to the White case.
White has two children.