Benton County Sheriff's Office
Benton County Sheriff's Office (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking public assistance in identifying a deceased male found in the Willamette River on Thursday, March 31.

BCSO was dispatched at 4:40 p.m. Thursday to an area across from First Street and Jackson Street in Corvallis on the east side of the river. Law enforcement had received a report of a body floating in the water.

Using a marine patrol boat, deputies located and recovered the body.

Investigators are providing the following description:

• Caucasian male approximately 6 feet in height.

• The entire upper torso of the male appeared clean-shaven with only a small patch of hair on his chin.

• The male had a single tattoo on his left shoulder of a cross. This appeared black with no added colors.

• The male had what appeared to be a black compression sleeve over his left knee.

• The male was wearing size 11-1/2 shoes, which were gray, labeled “Kwong Wah,” with a hiking-type look. 

• The male was wearing tan cargo-style shorts. 

• No surgical type scars or obvious injuries to any part of the male’s body were located. 

A Benton County deputy medical examiner believes the man had been deceased for at least four days. 

Anyone with information that can lead to the man’s identity is asked to contact BCSO Detective Matt Moser at or 541-766-6774.