MOLALLA, Ore. — Timber crews working southeast of Molalla found human skeletal remains including a skull at a work site in a remote wilderness area. The Weyerhauser crew was planting trees in a steep ravine off a logging road.
Some scraps of clothing were also found. It’s believed the remains may have been there a long time. They definitely pre-date the wildfires of last fall.
Because of the steep terrain, Clackamas County Search and Rescue was called in to use rope lines to scale the hillside. The onsite investigation found a white tennis shoe size 9.5 and a dark gray metal ring with a squared red stone.
Detectives are investigating this case as a homicide.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office tip line at (503) 723-4949.