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Remains found in Marion County identified as fugitive wanted for 2010 kidnapping

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A set of human remains found in rural Marion County in December 2014 are those of fugitive Paul Winklebleck, Portland police said Thursday.

Winklebleck was accused of kidnapping and attempting to rape two women after a concert in downtown Portland in 2010.

Portland Police said that by claiming to be an undercover officer, he was able to get behind the wheel of his victims' car. Investigators said he then drove the women south on I-5, eventually pulling off onto a gravel road.

The women were able to escape from the car and go to a nearby home, where they called 911.

Law enforcement had been looking for Winklebleck ever since. A reward was offered for information and his case was featured on 'America's Most Wanted.'

Portland police said hunters found Winklebleck's remains on Dec. 11, 2014 near Cook Road Southeast, near Turner.

Detectives sent the remains to the University of Texas Center for Human Identification, which was able to confirm that the remains were those of Winklebleck.

Police did not disclose what caused Winklebleck's death.

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