SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The body of a missing man has been found at the bottom of an embankment in a rural area east of Salem, authorities said.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that 46-year-old William Tracy was reported missing to Silverton police on Feb. 21.
The location of the man’s Subaru was reported Saturday in the Crooked Finger area by a person who had seen it weeks earlier and was concerned that it was still in the same place, the sheriff’s office said.
Sheriff’s Office search and rescuers found Tracy’s body Sunday afternoon. Investigators believe Tracy’s death was accidental and that he fell from the embankment.
Due to the remote location, searchers were not able to safely bring the remains out of the wooded area until Monday.