- Associated Press - Friday, April 24, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Linn County sheriff’s office says searchers looking for a missing small plane have found wreckage and a body in the foothills of the Cascade Range.

The sheriff’s office says in a statement that it hasn’t been able yet to make positive identifications at the site in the Coburg Hills just east of Interstate 5 in southern Linn County.

The site is on Mount Tom, a 3,170-foot peak.

The wreckage was pinpointed Friday morning by an Oregon Army National Guard helicopter.

The missing pilot is 41-year-old Lee Leslie of Vancouver, Washington. He took off from Hobby Field south of Eugene in a single-engine plane Tuesday evening.



It disappeared from radar about 15 minutes later.

The air field is at Creswell. The crash site is about 20 miles northeast.

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