Deputies seek to identify body found in Willamette River in Albany

An autopsy indicates the man had been in the river for two to three months, making it difficult to identify him.

Posted: Jun 13, 2019 3:53 PM

ALBANY, Ore. -- Authorities are working to identify a man whose body was found floating in the Willamette River on Wednesday.

A fisherman found the body near Takena Landing. Police received a call at about 12:40 p.m., and the Albany Fire Department removed the body from the river.

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The Benton County Sheriff’s Office said an autopsy indicates the man had been in the river for two to three months, making it difficult to identify him. His age is unknown. They said he was wearing a Batman T-shirt and an Oregon State University shirt. He has an indistinguishable tattoo on his lower right abdomen.

There are no signs of trauma, and the man’s death doesn’t appear to have been caused by “observable homicidal violence,” deputies said. Toxicology results are pending.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office said they are looking into missing persons reports but have no leads.

If you have information, contact authorities at 541-766-6858.

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