Body found in McKenzie River identified as missing woman

The Lane County Sheriff's Office identified the woman's body that was found Wednesday afternoon.

Posted: May 2, 2018 5:03 PM
Updated: May 3, 2018 12:19 PM

UPDATE: The Lane County Sheriff's Office has identified the body found in the McKenzie River on Wednesday as Martha Berger, 67, of Eugene. 

Berger had last communicated with her housing manager on Saturday and missed a medical appointment on Monday.  On Wednesday, shortly after she was reported missing, her body was discovered on the bank of the McKenzie River.

Deputies are working to notify her family. They said there are no indications of foul play.

VIDA, Ore. -- Emergency workers say fishing guides found a body in the McKenzie River Wednesday afternoon.

Chief Darren Bucich from Mckenzie Fire and Rescue said they got a call at 3:08 p.m. that a body was found in the water about one mile east of Vida.

They responded and found the body face down stuck in some tree limbs. They said they couldn't confirm whether it was a man or a woman.

They called the Lane County Sheriff's Office to investigate.

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