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Mushroom Hunter Discovers Body

BEND, OR -- A death investigation is underway after a mushroom hunter found the body of a man near the Old McKenzie Highway (Hwy 242) snow gate. The discovery was reported Saturday afternoon.

Deschutes County Sheriff's Detectives say there is no evidence of foul play. DCSO has not yet confirmed the identity of deceased and say family notifications will be made after his identity is known. 

 

**UPDATE (05/24/22): The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man found dead near Highway 242 over the weekend. Authorities say 44-year-old Marcus Ryan Kawano had no permanent address. Investigators say there is no evidence of foul play.

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