On Friday July 18, 2014 at approximately 4:20 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol deputies responded to the Sandy River after a day hiker reported seeing what he thought was a body floating in the River by a log near the mouth of the river. MCSO Deputies arrived in the area and located the body of a deceased adult male approximately a half mile up from the mouth of the River near the west bank.
The deceased has been identified as Kyle Peterson, 29 of Gresham. Peterson was reported missing after walking into a heavily wooded area on Feb. 24, 2014 after a car accident in Troutdale. The family asks that media respect their privacy and request no media contact at this time.
Gresham Fire Department responded and assisted in the recovering the body from the River. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office detectives and the Medical Examiner were notified and responded. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office detectives are handling the investigation.
The body has been turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office. We are not releasing any more information at this time pending family notifications. More information will be released when it becomes available.