Police ID body


SISTERS: The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office has identified a body discovered by a small group of mushroom hunters. The man’s remains were found near the snow gate on State Highway 242 (the Old McKenzie Pass Highway) west of Sisters on the afternoon of May 21st, and a subsequent investigation has found no signs of foul play, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies reported last Monday.

The man has been identified as 44-year-old Marcus Ryan Kawano. Sgt. Doug Sullivan said Kawano was a transient who moved around the area “quite a bit,” but last was known to be residing in the Sisters area.

His body was found within 200 feet of the highway, in an old lava flow.

Deputies were dispatched shortly before 1 p.m. to the site of the deceased man, according to Sergeant Jayson Janes. “The investigation found no evidence of foul play,” Janes said


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