Sept. 29, 2022 - The Florence Police Department is requesting assistance in helping to identify the human remains that were located off of Hwy 101 across from Fred Meyer.
Officers located other items with the remains that included; a Chevy key and fob, black athletic track style pants with a white stripe down the legs, black hoodie sweater, large in size brown rubber boots and black sunglasses.
The Lane County Medical Examiner’s Office was able to determine that the remains were a few years old, they are believed to be from a Caucasian male and the victim had a medical condition known as Mandibular Tori which caused overgrown bone in the lower jaw.
If any of these items or the medical condition are familiar to a missing person Florence PD requests anyone who might have information to please contact Det. Bailey at 541-997-3515.
The remains were first discovered on Sept. 21 in the brush area off of Hwy 101, South of Munsel Lake Rd across from Fred Meyer.
The reporting party took the officers to the location, which was over the top of the sand dune in a heavy brush area.
Working in cooperation with the Lane County Medical Examiner’s Office, Florence Police investigated the scene and recovered the remains and some clothing.
No form of identification was found.
Due to the condition of the remains it is believed they were there for a considerable amount of time and there were no obvious signs of foul play.