- Associated Press - Thursday, July 10, 2014

MILTON-FREEWATER, Ore. (AP) - Loggers have found human remains scattered near a Blue Mountains recreation area where an Eastern Oregon teenager went missing nine years ago.

The East Oregonian reports (https://bit.ly/1ni6F59 ) that state medical examiners are investigating.

Loggers found the skeletal remains Monday off a road near Harris Park, which is owned by Umatilla County. It’s about 14 miles southeast of Milton-Freewater.

A state crime lab scientist determined the remains were those of a male. Sheriff Terry Rowan says there was no immediate indication how long the remains had been there.

The paper reports that a Jeep Cherokee belonging to 19-year-old Byron Fusselman of Milton-Freewater was found in the park’s lot in November 2005, and the area was searched. Authorities said at the time he wasn’t dressed for the freezing temperatures.

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Information from: East Oregonian, https://www.eastoregonian.info

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