Human remains found by Fred Meyer, no 'obvious' signs of foul play


Florence Police currently unable to identify the body

Sept. 22, 2022 — The Florence Police Department (FPD) was notified of human remains being found South of Munsel Lake Road, across from Fred Meyer, on Wednesday, according to a news release.

Due to the condition of the remains, it is believed they were there for a considerable amount of time and there were no obvious signs of foul play.

At approximately 4:50 p.m., the FPD was told that the remains were located in the brush area off of Highway 101.

The reporting party took the officers to the location, which was over the top of the sand dune in a heavy brush area.

Working in cooperation with the Lane County Medical Examiner’s Office, Florence Police investigated the scene and recovered the remains and some clothing.

No identifying information was found at the scene, and police are currently unable to identify the body.

The remains will be turned over to the medical examiner’s office for further investigation.

This is a continuing investigation and anyone with information on any possible missing persons is encouraged to contact Det. Bailey at 541-997-3515.

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