Sasquatch hunter coming to Washington state

KENNEWICK -- When Jeff Meldrum goes into the backcountry, he keeps his eyes, ears and nose alert for signs of Sasquatch.

For 12 years now, the author of Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science has been on the hunt for evidence that will prove or disprove existence of the legendary tall, apelike creature described in hundreds of sightings across much of forested North America.

Meldrum, an associate professor of anatomy and anthropology at Idaho State University in Pocatello, will talk about his research at a free 7 p.m. Thursday program at the Kennewick Library.

"As a scientist I don't have the answers yet," Meldrum said in a phone interview Tuesday. But he hopes his research will be fruitful.

"I'm quite personally convinced there will be a new species of primate confirmed," he said.

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