Authorities believe a body found six miles outside Sunriver is that of a white man between the ages of 18 and 40, after an autopsy by the State Medical Examiner’s Office.
Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office detectives are still working with the medical examiner’s office to determine an identity as well as the cause and manner of death.
Detectives believe foul play was involved, according to the sheriff’s office.
“DCSO detectives are actively working with the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office and the Oregon State Police Forensic Lab to review information learned during the autopsy to identify the male,” reads a statement from the sheriff’s office.
At around noon on Sunday, a camper called 911 to report possibly finding a decomposing body on U.S. Forest Service land west of Sunriver.
Deputies confirmed human remains were located alongside a forest road. Investigators with the Oregon State Police crime lab were called to assist at the scene with the investigation and recovery of evidence.