Teenage girl finds bones while swimming in OR River: Cops


On August 27, 2022, a girl found a skeletal remains swimming in the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon, police said. Authorities are now trying to identify the bones.

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Authorities say a teenage girl found her skeletal remains while swimming in an Oregon river this summer.

Police are now trying to identify the human remains.

The body was found on August 27th. Deschutes River in Bend Bend Police said in a September 27 news release that the body was confirmed to be human by the coroner’s office.

A police diving team found more bodies in the water the next day, officials said.

Police said the body was believed to have been in the water for more than a year and was likely the same person.

Oregon coroners are working to identify the remains through DNA testing.

If you have information about missing persons, please call the Bend Police non-emergency number 541-693-6911.

This story was originally published September 27, 2022 at 6:36 PM.

Helena Wegner is a McClatchy National Real-Time Reporter covering Washington state and the western region. She is a graduate of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Her Communications. She is based in Phoenix. Teenage girl finds bones while swimming in OR River: Cops

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