Deputies investigating body found in Hazel Dell

Clark County deputies said the area where a body was found in Hazel Dell is often frequented by transient campers. (Clark Co. Sheriff's Office)

Deputies from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the scene after a passerby found a body in a wooded area near Northeast 78th Street and Northeast 13th Avenue in Hazel Dell Thursday.

Deputies responded to the area, which is frequented by transient campers, around 1:30 p.m. and found the body before requesting assistance from the Major Crimes Unit.

Detectives said there was no obvious cause of death, and the remains were turned over to the county medical examiner.

At this time there has been no information released on the identity or even the gender of the body found.

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