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Autopsy Completed on Remains Found Near Sunriver

BEND, OR -- An autopsy has been completed on the human remains a camper found Sunday, west of Sunriver.

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Sergeant William Bailey says the autopsy gave law enforcement clues to the person's identity, but they still don't who he is. "The preliminary results from the autopsy have determined the remains belong to a white male with an age range of 18 to 40 years old."  Bailey says they still don't know cause of death. 
They were also able to gather more information about when the man died. "They've narrowed down that window, but it's still in the weeks to month category. Still pending."

Law enforcement is still searching through missing persons reports. If they don't match these remains to someone from Central Oregon, they will extend their search to the state, and then the pacific Northwest. "We haven't finished trying to figure out who he is. We have other avenues that they're actively working on. They will continue to do that until they've exhausted that, and they're unable to identify him through those means." The next step may involve sharing more information with the public in the hope that someone will recognize this man.

The remains were discovered about 6 miles west of Sunriver alongside 1 of 2 forest roads in the popular area. Evidence at the scene pointed to foul play, and the autopsy further supported that theory.

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