Barnes, a 24-year-old Iraq War veteran, was a person of interest in the Sunday morning killing of Margaret Anderson. Police said he was also a suspect in a prior shooting at a house party in Skyway, Wash., that left four people wounded.
Parks spokesman Kevin Bacher said the speculation was that Barnes came to the park to get away.
About 150 officers converged on the mountain park after Anderson was shot to death Sunday morning, and searchers used an aircraft with heat-sensing capabilities to hunt from the skies.
About 125 tourists were evacuated from the park's visitors center as tactical teams searched the snowy terrain for the gunman. Read More