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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office confirms Owen Klinger’s body was recovered from the Willamette River Sunday afternoon.

Klinger, 18, was found dead in the water off Northwest St. Helens Road near the St. Johns Bridge, according to law enforcement.

Family and friends had been searching for the University of Portland freshman for weeks.

Klinger’s family in a statement Monday said the body was believed to be Klinger’s. That was confirmed by the medical examiner Tuesday.

Authorities haven’t released any additional details about the body or if the death is suspicious.

Klinger was last seen on the University of Portland campus leaving Christie Hall on Oct. 6. On Tuesday, UP students and staff gathered at the university’s chapel to remember Klinger.

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[sad]OH i am so sick to my stomach. As a mother and grandmother, i can't EVEN imagine, what this mom (and dad) are going through. I pray i never do. My heart really goes out to you and hope someday you can find peace. One thing that will always remain, will be the memories you have of your Owen. Please accept my sincere heartfelt sorrow. God Bless.

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[sad]I am so sorry for your loss.


My sincere condolences to the Klinger family.


My sympathy goes out to his family and friends, terrible outcome.

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