Human remains found in submerged car of mayor missing 1 year

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Almost precisely a twelvemonth aft the erstwhile politician of Cornelius, Oregon, went missing, authorities say the man's car has been recovered astatine the bottommost of a stream with quality remains inside.

The conveyance belonging to 77-year-old Ralph Brown was recovered Friday by a dive unit 40-feet beneath the aboveground of the Willamette River successful Newberg, according  to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The quality remains successful the car person not yet been identified.

Brown was past seen leaving his Cornelius location successful a Blue Nissan Sentra connected May 16, 2021. Cellphone records indicated that helium drove successful circles for 4 hours wrong a 30-mile radius from location earlier helium disappeared, CBS affiliate KOIN-TV reported.

#UPDATE Washington County Sheriff’s Office announced quality remains person been recovered wrong a submerged conveyance belonging to Ralph Brown, the erstwhile Cornelius politician who went missing past year.

— KOIN News (@KOINNews) May 14, 2022

One of Brown's big children was capable to scope him connected the telephone the nighttime helium went missing but said helium sounded confused and was incapable to picture wherever helium was. Brown was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a twelvemonth earlier helium went missing.

Law enforcement and much than 200 volunteers searched for Brown, who is simply a erstwhile teacher and main successful the Hillsboro School District and served was politician of Cornelius successful the aboriginal 1980s, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.

Brown's car was recovered connected Friday by Adventures With Purpose, a radical of divers who question the country, volunteering to lick underwater mysteries and missing idiosyncratic acold cases. The squad had searched the country for the car 10 times successful the past year.

"We conscionable couldn't fto this 1 go," said Jared Leisek of Adventures With Purpose. 

The radical says they person helped lick much than 20 acold cases since 2019. In March, the divers said they recovered the body of a Pennsylvania man who went missing successful December 2003.  And successful January, the group located three cars successful the Brazos River successful Texas, including 1 driven by a pistillate who went missing much than 4 years ago.

Adventures With Purpose is among an expanding fig of sleuthing YouTubers who effort to independently lick acold cases astir the country. The radical posts its searches connected its YouTube channel, which has much than 2 cardinal subscribers. 

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