Human remains were located Sunday afternoon in western Skamania County off Turk Road. A property owner was bulldozing brush and the remains were located. A four day site investigation has concluded and the remains have been sent in for forensic work in an attempt to determine the identity and sex of the person.
The manner of death has not been determined at this time.
“We cannot stress enough the need to not jump to any conclusions on the identity nor the manner of death in this investigation” stated Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Bond. “We still have further investigation before we can finalize this case.”
“We anticipate that we will have further information to release on this case within a week” stated Undersheriff Dave Cox. “Those that were involved with the examination of the brush covered scene did a miraculous job of recovering evidence that was crucial to this case, and we are very thankful for their assistance,” he said.
Skamania County Detectives are conducting the investigation.
As more information becomes available, additional media releases will be made available.
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Skamania County Sheriff’s Office