Third body buried by Idaho avalanche identified, was a USU graduate

In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, photo provided by KHQ, the Coeur d'Alene Fire Department K-9 Team responds to Silver Mountain for an avalanche in Kellogg, Idaho. Officials are searching for a person who was skiing at an Idaho resort near where avalanches killed two skiers and injured five others. The Silver Mountain Resort near the town of Kellogg was closed Wednesday to focus resources on the search for the missing skier. (KHQ via AP)

KELLOGG, Idaho (AP) – Authorities have released the name of the third person found buried by an avalanche at an Idaho ski resort. The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office says searchers in a helicopter spotted the body of 33-year-old Molly Hubbard of Minneapolis Thursday.

Dr. Molly Hubbard (Oregon Health and Science University’s Children’s Hospital)

They confirmed she had been reported missing by a family member. Officials say Hubbard started working at Oregon Health and Science University’s Children’s Hospital as a pediatric neurosurgery fellow in 2019. Hubbard attended Utah State University for her undergraduate degree and graduated in 2008.

Tuesday’s avalanche at the Silver Mountain Resort killed two other people and injured four.

The sheriff’s office previously identified the others who died as Carl Humphreys of Liberty Lake, Washington, and Scott Parsons of Spokane Valley, Washington. Resort officials say there have been no other people reported missing.

The avalanche happened Tuesday on Wardner Peak, an area of the resort where the ski runs are rated at the highest difficulty level.

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1 Comment

  • Deb Oliver January 11, 2020 at 2:47 pm Reply

    Dr Molly Hubbard was the daughter of John and Mary Hubbard of Providence Utah

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