Human remains found east of Sweet Home

Human remains have been found in an area off Gordon Road, 13 miles east of Sweet Home, Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon said Monday.

Yon said the Sheriff’s Office received a call at 1:37 p.m. Friday April 3, regarding possible found human remains on U.S. Forest Service road 417. This area is approximately five miles up Gordon Road.

Linn County deputies were taken to the area by the caller and they secured the scene.

Yon said an investigation confirmed the remains were human. Investigators and members of Linn County Search and Rescue worked the scene through Sunday evening.

“At this time, we have limited information on the deceased individual and will be working with the State Medical Examiner’s Office to discover cause of death and the identity of the individual,” Yon said.

Anyone with possible information on the investigation is asked to contact Detective Colin Pyle at

(541) 967-3950.