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Body of man dead for upward of 2 years found in Willamette River

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YAMHILL COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

The body of a man who has been dead for upward of two years was found in the Willamette River in Yamhill County.

The body was recovered several miles downriver from the Wheatland Ferry crossing on Saturday.

Due to the advanced state of decomposition, the identity of the person has not yet been determined.

An examination was done at the Oregon State Police Forensic Services Laboratory. That led to a partial description of the person.

He was between 20 and 30 years old at the time of death, according to deputies, and possibly Hispanic or mixed white and Hispanic. He was 5'6" tall.

Investigators said the man had been dead for between six months and two years.

The cause of death is not yet known.

Deputies believe the body washed up in Yamhill County from a location up the Willamette River.

The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office is requesting information that may lead to a positive identification of the subject. If you have any such information, you're asked to call deputies at 503-434-7506.

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