April 15, 2019 5:00 p.m.
The body of a Mount Angel man, missing since February, was located on Sunday.
Sergeant Brad O’Dell of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said the remains of 30-year old Jeffery Vance were found in the Clearwater area near Toketee just before 12:00 p.m.
Vance was reported missing on February 4th. At that time, O’Dell said the man’s friend, 29-year old Anthony Fennimore of Salem, told authorities the pair experienced mechanical trouble and walked away from the vehicle they had been operating. Fennimore said they later became separated.
Search and Rescue crews from DCSO looked for Vance for several days but heavy snowfall in the area resulted in the search for him being suspended.
Vance was located by a Search and Rescue volunteer. O’Dell said there are no immediate indications of foul play. The Douglas County Medical Examiners Office is conducting a death investigation.