The Spokane medical examiner confirmed Monday afternoon that a body found in Long Lake over the weekend belongs to a Fairchild airman missing since March.
While investigating a fatal motorcycle accident off of Highway 291, Stevens County sheriffs were also called to the discovery of a body found in Long Lake.
Officials said the body may be missing Fairchild AFB airman James Ramsay Lassiter but waited until the Spokane medical examiner could perform an autopsy on the remains. Monday after the medical examiner did confirm the body was Lassiter.
Lassiter, 25, disappeared on March 31, while canoeing on the Spokane River.
When he failed to show up for duty Monday, two days after he went canoeing, a search was launched to find him. While police found his truck parked at the Bowl and Pitcher he was never found and the search eventually tapered off.
A little over two weeks after he went missing Lassiter's canoe was found at the 7 Mile Bridge. Authorities confirmed it was his canoe from a backpack with his name on it and personal belongings inside found inside the canoe.