Dwight Clark Found: Body is That of Wash. Student, Say Police

Dwight Clark Found: Body is That of Wash. Student, Say Police
Dwight Clark (Personal Photo)

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (CBS/AP) Bellingham police say the body found in a log pond on the Bellingham, Washington waterfront is that of missing Western Washington University student Dwight Carter.

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Police spokesman Mark Young told The Seattle Times that Clark's driver's license was found on the body and there's no reason to believe it's not him.

Whatcom County Medical Examiner Gary Goldfogel says he will perform an autopsy Thursday.

Police say a blank text message was sent from his cell phone to a friend from downtown Bellingham at 2:40 a.m. which is approximately 40 minutes after he left the party and was believed to be heading back to his dorm, reports The Seattle Post Intelligencer.

The Bellingham Herald reports police believe the message was sent from the downtown area.

Police say the body was found before noon Wednesday by a worker in a small boat in a lagoon formerly owned by the Georgia-Pacific company.

Spokesman Mark Young told The Bellingham Herald the body had been in the water for several days.

Anyone with information about the disappearance is urged to call the Bellingham Police Department at 360-778-8835.