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A motorcyclist reported missing by his family on Monday was found dead Tuesday near Elbe.

The Washington State Patrol says 29-year-old Michael P. Anikusko was found dead off of State Route (SR) 706 near SR-7.

His family filed a missing person report after Anikusko set out for a motorcycle ride on Monday and never returned home.

A pedestrian out for a walk found Anikusko s body and his motorcycle over an embankment and alerted authorities, WSP said.

Anikusko was riding a 2008 Suzuki GSX-R 750 westbound on SR-706 near SR-7 where he failed to negotiate the left hand curve in the roadway. He left the road, went over an embankment, and struck a tree and some large rocks.

Anikusko had a valid motorcycle endorsement and was wearing a helmet.

WSP says speed was a factor in this collision and it s not yet known if alcohol and/or drugs were involved.

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