A body that was found in the Willamette River near Albany on Sunday was identified as Jared Ethan Brown, 45, of Portland, the Linn County Sheriff's Office said Monday.
Brown was reporting missing on March 31 by Sheila Smith who was traveling with Brown on a bus from Roseburg to the Portland area. The bus stopped in Corvallis, and Brown wandered off, officials said. Smith reported Brown missing to Corvallis police who initiated the search but did not find Brown.
Brown was recovered by the Linn County Sheriff's Office Sunday afternoon and was identified using fingerprint records from one of his previous arrests. He was a registered sex offender and on post-prison supervision. The Medical Examiner's Office found no indications of foul play.
Brown attempted suicide on March 23 by jumping off a bridge in the Roseburg area, officials said. He was taken to a hospital for medical evaluation, treated and released. ..Source.. by Kasia Hall