PORTLAND, OR. (THECOUNT) — Owen Klinger, the missing University of Portland student has been identified as the body recovered from the Willamette River in northwest Portland on Sunday afternoon, according to family members.

The Portland Police Bureau reported Monday that the body was found in the area of the 9400 block of Northwest St. Helens Road near the St. Johns Bridge at 12:57 p.m. Sunday.


The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office River Patrol Unit recovered the body and turned it over to the medical examiner, reports KPTV.

Police did not release the identity of the body or any further details, but Klinger’s family issued a statement Monday evening saying they have been contacted by officers.

“Portland police have notified us that they have recovered a body that we believe is our son, Owen Klinger. We deeply appreciate the extraordinary effort and support that thousands of people have provided over the past two weeks. We now ask for privacy as we move forward with our healing process,” according to a family statement.

Klinger was last seen on the University of Portland campus leaving Christie Hall on Oct. 6.

No other details were immediately available.


Geo quick facts: Portland, Oregon’s largest city, sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. It’s known for its parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for its eco-friendliness and its microbreweries and coffeehouses. Iconic Washington Park encompasses sites from the formal Japanese Garden to Oregon Zoo and its railway. The city hosts thriving art, theater and music scenes – wikipedia.