The body of Dwight Clark was found today in the waters of Bellingham. An exhaustive search for the missing Western Washington student has ended sadly, while an investigation continues into what happened to Clark. According to the Bellingham Herald, his body was found off of a dock at what used to be called the Georgia-Pacific log pond. The Seattle Times confirmed that Clark’s driver’s license was found on the body, leading the Bellingham Police Department to be quite confident that it was Clark who was found.
This is such a tragic end to the search for Dwight Clark, who had been attending Western Washington University as a freshman. As we reported last week, Clark went missing back on September 26 after leaving a party in the early morning hours. There was very little information for search teams to go off of, as he was only blocks from where he had been living on campus. Something went wrong between Clark leaving the party and heading back to his residence hall, and many searches took place to try and determine what might have happened. Unfortunately we have learned that there is no good news at the end of this story.
A cause of death has not been released by the Bellingham Police Department at this time, and the friends and family of Clark were planning a gathering at the University’s Red Square on Wednesday evening. The case will stay open until the authorities determine what happened to Clark, and we can expect that there will be more information to come from the Police Department in the coming hours and days. Right now though is a time of sadness, because this wasn’t the outcome that everyone was hoping for in this case.