PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Officials recovered a body in Marion County that they believe is Miles Stanton, a 21-year-old man who was reported missing in October after moving to Tualatin, authorities told KOIN 6 News.
In an email on Monday morning, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation is active and no other information would be released immediately.
Just three weeks after Miles moved in with a high school friend, members of his family traveled from various places to Oregon to search for him. Miles was reportedly last seen at a 76 gas station off Interstate 5 in Aurora.
“His roommate told us that he just didn’t come home on Thursday and that no one’s been able to get a hold of him — phone calls aren’t going through, text messages, nothing,” Jack Stanton, Miles’ brother said on Oct. 28.
Miles’ mother Laura Stanton told KOIN 6 News that she immediately got on a plane to Portland when she learned of her son’s disappearance. Once she arrived, she said she called police and filed a missing person report.
Laura said they were able to get into her son’s laptop, but no recent emails or texts left any clues. Their only hunch then was that Miles was possibly looking for a new hiking, camping or fly-fishing spot when he disappeared.
“Miles didn’t know anybody here and we don’t know really anybody here, ” said Laura. “He’s a pretty loved kid.”