- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

ST. HELENS, Ore. (AP) - The Columbia County, Oregon, sheriff’s office says a missing bow hunter has been found dead.

The sheriff’s office says a family friend helping in the search located the body of 37-year-old Jon Hill of Hillsboro shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday. The man was found more than a mile from where deputies located his pickup truck on Sunday afternoon.

Undersheriff Andy Moyer says authorities delayed public notification until positive identification could be made and relatives could be notified.

There was no immediate word on a cause of death.

The sheriff’s office says Hill failed to return from hunting Saturday night, and his family said they last heard from him in a phone call Sunday morning during which he sounded disoriented.

Columbia County searchers, as well as five other sheriff’s offices, search and rescue groups, state police and the Oregon Air National Guard joined in combing a rugged area off of US Highway 26 and Timber Road.

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