In February 2020, human skeletal remains were found by a longshoreman at the Weyerhaeuser dock in Longview, Washington. Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office and members of the Coroner’s Office searched the area and found a nearly complete skeleton buried in thick blackberry bushes. The skeleton was collected, and the scene was processed. The skeletal remains were sent to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, where a Forensic Odontologist made a dental record for comparison with the National Missing Person’s Database. Anthropological analysis suggested that the skeletal remains belonged to an adult Caucasian or Hispanic male.
The case details were entered and searched against NamUs and NCIC. Neither resource has been able to yield an identity. In 2021, the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office partnered with Othram to use advanced DNA testing to establish an identification of, or to find nearest kin to the unidentified man. Anyone with information about this man or the circumstances of his death is encouraged to contact Det. Sgt. Ryan Cruser with the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office at 360-577-3092. A DNASolves fund has been established to cover the costs of testing for this case and anyone can contribute here. The case has been logged in NamUs as #UP67764.