Missing Twisp man found dead
A Twisp man who was reported missing two weeks ago was found dead in an irrigation ditch culvert on Saturday.
David Froula, 54, was last seen riding on his bike and hadn’t been seen since, said Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers.
Last Thursday, someone reported his bicycle off the Poorman Creek Road west of Twisp, Rogers said. Sheriff’s deputies searched the area on Friday but did not find him.
Then on Saturday, a pedestrian discovered his body in the culvert about one-half mile from the bicycle, Rogers said. Authorities have ordered an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
Rogers said authorities currently believe Froula’s death was accidental, as there was nothing on his body or at the scene to indicate foul play. He said water had been running in the ditch when Froula disappeared.