Missing man located deceased in creek

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Sunday, April 2, 2017, 10:47 p.m.


UPDATE (Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, 11:06 a.m.) -- VICTIM ID

The deceased man who had been recovered in Milk Creek on April 2, 2017, has been identified as Thomas Durham, 30, of Keizer.

Mr. Durham's cause of death has been identified as accidental drowning according to the Clackamas County Medical Examiner's office.

EARLIER: Sunday, April 2, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, 2017, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office received a call regarding a missing person in the area of Hwy. 211 and S. Short Fellows Rd. in unincorporated Clackamas County, near Molalla.

The caller informed deputies that the missing person, a 30-year-old man from Keizer, had been celebrating his 30th birthday party on the night of Saturday, April 1, 2017, and had not been heard from or seen since.

Personnel with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue Team, Dive Rescue Team, and K9 Unit responded to the area and began an extensive search for the missing man.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on April 2, the missing male was located in a creek near the 18000 block of Hwy. 211 in unincorporated Molalla. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene.

At the time of this press release, the details surrounding the death are still under investigation, but no foul play is suspected.

The Sheriff's Office is not releasing the name of the deceased at this time to allow for family notifications to be completed.

The Sheriff's Office can release no further details at this time. 


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Contact Info:
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office