This is an update to an earlier post about the missing James Kim, senior editor of CNET.
In a press conference yesterday, police authorities report that they have found James Kim. However, it was too late. What the search and rescue workers found was his lifeless body.
It was 11 days after they first made the mistake of taking Bear Camp Road after missing a freeway turnoff on the way to Highway 42. This particular road was often used during the summer but was an impassable road during winter.
Problems when it began to snow and the car started to lose traction. They tried to go back but they got trapped by the heavy snow. They waited for help for more than a week. Using the car heater at night to keep them warm and then burned the tires after they ran out of gas. After being stranded for seven days, James went out on foot along the rugged countryside to look for help.
Along the way he left stuff like two gray long-sleeve shirts, one red T-shirt, one wool sock, a pair of gray pants and pieces of an Oregon map to mark his path. His body was found yesterday about 2 kilometers away from their car. Exactly, two days after his wife and two daughters were spotted and rescued.
“It seems somewhat superhuman to me that he got as far as he did, given his lack of resources and the fact that he had barely anything to eat for nine days,” “He was a highly motivated individual, trying to get downhill on this terrain and seek help.” – Josephine County Undersheriff Brian Anderson
“I admire his effort. He had fortitude,” “He had a strong will to survive and I can tell by his effort that he put a lot of thought into what he was doing.” – Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters
At the CNET headquarters in San Francisco, the company decided to cancel their holiday party scheduled for Wednesday night. The office’s 800 employees gathered in groups to grieve.
Cause of his death is still unknown and autopsy reports have yet to be released.
My deepest condolences to the family of James Kim.