Bodies of 2 men found in Willamette River in Yamhill County

Missing Persons

The bodies of Thomas Paul Stavrum, Nasiruddin Shaik found Wednesday

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The bodies of two men, missing for days, were found in the Willamette River Wednesday, the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office said.

Two kayakers found the body of Thomas Paul Stavrum, of Lafeyette, around 11:30 a.m. near the Highway 219 bridge. 

Stavrum, 51, had been missing since the evening of June 26, according to YCSO, last seen swimming in the river. He was believed to have been with another man, Nasiruddin Shaik of Salem, who was also reported missing on that night.

Shaik, 37, was last seen struggling in the Willamette River near the Wheatland Ferry, YCSO said. 

He was found about a half-mile downriver of the Ferry in a channel between the Wheatland Bar and the Marion County shoreline, officials said. His body was found after a Yamhill County drone spotted it around noon.

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