The Associated Press

PORTLAND — Portland police say a body found near the St. Johns Bridge in Northwest Portland is a missing University of Portland student.

Police on Tuesday evening said that the medical examiner’s office had conducted an autopsy and positively identified the body as Owen Klinger’s.

Klinger was 18 and a freshman at University of Portland.

Police did not release Klinger’s cause of death.

Dustin and Mary Klinger issued a statement saying Portland police had notified them about the body.

The statement said the family “deeply appreciate the extraordinary effort and support that thousands of people have provided over the past two weeks.

“We now ask for privacy as we move forward with our healing process.”

The 18-year-old went missing Oct. 6, after he was seen leaving his dorm at University of Portland.

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