A search for a missing Cedar Hills man ended tragically Thursday.
After spending the last two days searching for 69-year-old Brant Willaim Koller, officials found his body in the backyard of a residence along Southwest Lynnridge Avenue at about 12:15 p.m.
"The cause of death has not been determined at this time, but it does not appear to be suspicious," said Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett.
On Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 3:37 p.m., sheriffs deputies were called to an adult care home located at 2785 S.W. Roxbury Ave. in Cedar Hills.
The staff reported that Mr. Koller walked away from the home, and they could not find him.
Since that time, search and rescue personnel from Washington, Clackamas, Yamhill, Multnomah, Tillamook, Clatsop, Marion, Skamania and Columbia counties; Mountain Wave Communications; North Oregon Regional Search and Rescue; Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue; Search One and Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District searched around the clock in the neighborhood surrounding Mr. Kollers home.
"The family wants to thank all the searchers for the time they spent looking for Mr. Koller," Garrett said. "They also want to thank the residents of the Cedar Hills neighborhood where Mr. Koller was missing.
"The Washington County Sheriffs Office would also like to thank the residents of Cedar Hills for their cooperation and patience during this search. We would especially like to thank the Cedar Hills Baptist Church for allowing us to use their facilities as a base of operations."