PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Human remains were found in Sweet Home and authorities believe they may be connected to a missing persons case from nine years ago.
The Linn County Sheriff ‘s Office received a call just before 5 a.m. on Monday evening, regarding possible human remains on property near Upper Calapooia Drive in Sweet Home. Hikers had found the remains in a what deputies called a very densely forested area. An overgrown road was cleared in order to access the scene.
LCSO says they have tentatively identified the remains connected with a 2011 missing persons case. They are waiting for the State Medical Examiner’s Office to confirm the identify and cause of death.
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