PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Human remains found in April in a remote area of Linn County have been positively identified as a man who went missing in 2011.
DNA tests confirmed the remains are those of Mark Hardin, who lived in Linn County and was reported missing 9 years ago.
In April, a caller led deputies to the area on US Forest Service Road 417, a remote area of the Upper Calapooia, officials said, about 5 miles up Gordon Road, 13 miles east of Sweet Home.
The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office said there is “no evidence of foul play” but did not reveal a cause of death.
No further information is available at this time.