Missing Man Found Deceased, Cause of Death Under Investigation

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May 13, 2021 19:39


A man reported missing has been located deceased.

On Monday, May 3, 2021, a Portland Police officer took a report of a missing person, Michael B. Watts, 37, who was last heard from on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at approximately 10:00p.m. Portland Police Missing Persons Detectives were assigned to investigate.

On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol deputies recovered a body from the Willamette River, near the Fremont Bridge. Subsequent investigation suggested the deceased was Watts. An examination by the Oregon State Medical Examiner?s office confirmed the identification. His family has been notified of his death.

The cause and manner of death are not yet determined. The investigation is continuing. If anyone has information Watts, or may have seen him on the night of his disappearance, they?re asked to e-mail missing@portlandoregon.gov.



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