UPDATE 10/25/15 – They were found around noon after searchers began hunting along a route near the river that hikers commonly take when they get lost in the area. Their conditions are not immediately known.
Jen Moran and Elizabeth Edwards Moran of Bothell were scheduled to meed friends for a hike on the Pratt River Trail near North Bend on Sunday. The friends received a text around 9:45 a.m., that said, “I think we are lost.” Then another text came shortly after that stated, “Almost there.”
Later one of the friends told Q13 Fox news that they all thought that Jen and Elzabeth had gone ahead and because when they arrived at the trailhead at 11 a.m. they saw their car and not them and thought maybe they had hiked ahead. The friends decided to try and catch up with them but after their two mile hike they never ran into them. At this point they thought maybe they had taken another route.
It is not known at this time, but it seems they were not reported missing on that day and it wasn’t until they did not show up for their son’s birthday party later that evening.
King’s County Sheriff’s Office went to where their car was last seen and it was still sitting there. As of Monday morning, a SAR team is searching for them.
Jen and Elizabeth have five children together between the ages of 9 and 17.