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BEND, OR --

** Updated September 19, 2019 at 09:35am **

The human remains located near the intersection of Highway 20 and Robal Road on September 15, 2019 have been positively identified as belonging to thirty-five year old Charles F. Shepard of Bend.  No foul play is suspected in his death.

Shepard's next of kin has been notified.

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On September 15, 2019, at approximately 10:45 am, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) were dispatched to a report of human remains that had been located just north of the City of Bend, near the intersection of Hwy 20 West and Robal Road.  An individual walking their dog on private property between Highway 20 and OB Riley Road made the discovery and reported the finding to Deschutes County 911.

Deputies and DCSO detectives arrived at the location and confirmed the discovery of decomposed human remains, likely belonging to that of an adult male.  Deputies and detectives worked throughout the afternoon, assisted by the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office, Deschutes County Medical Examiner, and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab, to document, collect evidence, and recover the human remains for autopsy. 

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