The Snoqualmie Police Department, in conjunction with the King County Sheriff’s Office and Search and Rescue, announced the tragic discovery of Mohamed Ibrahim, a man who had been missing since August 15, 2023.
Ibrahim was located deceased in the Little Si hiking area near North Bend on August 29, 2023. According to the Snoqualmie Police, a 911 caller notified the police on Monday evening that the person had been hiking around the World Wall along the Little Si trail earlier in the afternoon.
The information they reported led officials to that area for a more in-depth search that night until it was too unsafe for officers to do so. Eleven Search and Rescue members rappelled down the World Wall area and found Ibrahim early Tuesday morning.
Currently, no foul play is suspected, although the investigation remains ongoing.
Multiple agencies were involved throughout the search for Ibrahim, employing various capabilities such as aerial and rough terrain searches.
The Snoqualmie Police Department has expressed gratitude for the collaborative efforts of several agencies, including the King County Sheriff’s Office, the Issaquah Police Department, King County Mountain Rescue, the King County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. In addition, the department acknowledged the invaluable contributions of various citizen groups who assisted in the search efforts.
The Snoqualmie Police Department has extended its deepest condolences to the Ibrahim family. Says Captain Brian Lynch, “We are heartbroken for the family.”
For those who knew Ibrahim, his absence will be deeply felt. Tonya Guinn, the Trail Youth Coffee Shop owner, where Ibrahim regularly participated in weekly D&D gaming sessions, described him as “very sweet, genuine, and humble.”
She added, “Mo didn’t want to take a free drink at our Trail Youth cafe because he wanted to save it for others. My coffee manager, Crystal, literally had to convince him that he deserved it, too! His smile was infectious, and he was a leader among his peers. He will be remembered.”
The loss of Mohamed Ibrahim has touched many in the community, as evidenced by the collective efforts to find him and the heartfelt words of those who knew him. For further updates on this ongoing investigation, the public is advised to follow the Snoqualmie Police Department’s official social media accounts.