A New Jersey resident and hiker who went missing on a hiking trail in Washington state was found dead on Saturday, March 19, after an extensive search-and-rescue operation, with her death being ruled an accident due to drugs.

Twenty-five-year-old Alisonstar E. Molaf, who was also known by the name Alison, was a resident of Bergen County in New Jersey. She was reportedly with a friend in Wallace State Park in Washington on Friday when she was separated from her pal and went missing, according to New Jersey 101.5.

The trail was located at the Wallace Falls State Park, which is at the western end of the Cascade Mountains and the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. The area itself is over an hour away from Seattle.

Authorities searched for Molaf’s remains that night, but they were unable to find any sign of her until Saturday morning, when they discovered her dead body in the Wallace River area, with the cause of death being ruled as accidental by local authorities, NJ.com reported.

“It is believed the two hikers were under the influence of mushrooms. The death appears to be accidental,” according to the Sheriff’s Office.

It is unclear as of yet what the accident that caused her death was, and authorities have kept quiet on any specifics as to how she died and how they were able to rule that her death was an accident, according to the Daily Beast.

Molaf reportedly attended Bergen Community College and graduated from Montclair State University in 2020. It is not known yet as of press time what she did for a living, or if she had a significant other.

Her family continues to grieve for her death and has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for funeral expenses, which has raised over $7,000 as of press time. A small dedication to the life she lived was added at the beginning of the page.

“To Our Angel, The memories You have created with Family and Friends will always be remembered and never forgotten. You will truly be missed and were taken far too soon from us,” the family said.

Alisonstar Molaf from New Jersey was found dead in a hiking trail near Seattle, Washington after she reportedly got high on mushrooms and separated from her companion soon after. This is a representational image. Holly Mandarich/Unsplash.

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