Man found dead near Mount St. Helens is identified


    The Skamania County Sheriff's Office is conducting a death investigation after a finding a body near Mount St. Helens on Jan. 24, 2019. KATU photo

    COUGAR, Wash. - A man found dead Jan. 24 along a remote road near Mount St. Helens has been identified, says the Skamania County Sheriff's Office.

    The Longview Daily News reports the man, 24-year-old Brian Bodle of Newberg, Oregon, died of homicidal violence, according to an autopsy conducted on Jan. 26.

    Deputies declined to release further details on the investigation Friday and said it was still ongoing.

    However, the sheriff's office added that they don't believe there is any current threat to the community.

    Deputies discovered Bodle's remains after receiving reports of suspicious circumstances on Forest Road 83, about seven miles east of Cougar in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. News footage showed a damaged vehicle off the road at the scene where the body was discovered.

    Deputies are asking that anyone who was at the Ape Cave or Marble Mountain areas around Jan. 23 and who witnessed suspicious activity to contact detectives with the Skamania County Sheriff's Office.

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