Deputies: Human remains found in Aloha

No indication that death was caused by violence, authorities said

Decomposed human remains were found in Aloha Tuesday afternoon. May 5, 2015 (Washington Co. Sheriff's Office)
Decomposed human remains were found in Aloha Tuesday afternoon. May 5, 2015 (Washington Co. Sheriff's Office)

ALOHA, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Deputies in Aloha are investigating the discovery of human remains found by a tree trimming contractor Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

The contracted crew was clearing brush and removing hazardous trees and branches along SW Heritage Parkway and SW Heritage Court shortly after noon when someone spotted decomposed human remains, Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies went to the secluded area where the remains were found, and there was no immediate indication that violence may have caused the death. The remains were reportedly from an adult, but the gender is not being released at this time.

Forensic investigators responded to the scene to collect evidence. The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy this week to determine the cause of death.

If you have any information on the case please call 503.629.0111.

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