The body of missing CNET editor James Kim has been located, authorities announced Wednesday.

Remembering James “In my eyes, as a father, and in the eyes of his family, he is a true hero. He took the difficult but at the same time easy decision to risk his life to save the lives of those he loved the most…Rest in peace, brave man.”

–CNET reader

Kim, 35, left his family’s stranded car Saturday morning searching for help and never returned. Kim apparently traveled in an 8-mile circle and was found less than a mile, separated by a sheer cliff, from where his family’s station wagon got stuck in the snow. Officers said there was no way to determine whether he was trying to return to his starting point or if he became disoriented.

“He was very motivated…he traveled a long way,” Josephine County Undersheriff Brian Anderson said.

After being rescued in good condition Monday, Kim’s 30-year-old wife, Kati, and daughters Penelope (4 years) and Sabine (7 months) have been reunited with family members. Kati Kim suffered frostbite on two toes, but will not lose those toes, according to a close family friend.

James Kim, Kati, Penelope and Sabine left their home in San Francisco two weeks ago on a Thanksgiving road trip to the Pacific Northwest.

I’m saddened by the ending to this story. My work with the CNET organization brings this home for me and our hearts and prayers go out to the Kim family.

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