Body found in Deschutes forest, foul play suspected


Officials identified the body as 48-year-old Curtis Fredrick Pagel

Curtis Fredrick Pagel. (Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A body was found along a forest road in the Deschutes National Forest and investigators suspect foul play.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said a camper found the decomposing body about 6 miles west of Sunriver.

Authorities identified the body as 48-year-old Curtis Fredrick Pagel. Detectives said Pagel had no known address but had lived in Oregon for years.

His cause of death remains under investigation.

If you know anything about this death, please call the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office at 541.693.6911.

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