Body found in Beggars Tick Marsh

Portland Parks & Recreation employee discovered the body around 10 a.m.

A man found dead in the Beggar's Tick Marsh was carrying these items. (PPB)
A man

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A body was discovered in the Beggars Tick Marsh on Tuesday morning and police have been unable to identify him.

Beggars-Tick Wildlife Refuge. (Portland)

Portland Police said a Portland Parks & Recreation employee discovered the body around 10 a.m. The body had been in the water for at least 2 months.

Police are still working to identify the man, who is white and 50-60 years old. He was 5-foot-5-inches tall with a medium build with light facial hair or stubble and some missing teeth.

He was wearing Nike Velcro-strap shoes, ankle socks with grips on the bottom and dark denim pants.

He was carrying a key fob for a Ford, keys stamped with “Curlys,” which investigators believe is for Curly’s Locksmith in Vancouver. He was wearing some jewelry that may help identify him.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner said there are no signs of trauma on the body.

Beggars-Tick Wildlife Refuge is a 20-acre wildlife refuge on SE 111th Avenue between Foster Road and Harold Street.

If you have information that may help the investigation, contact Detective Lori Fonken at 503.823.1081.