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Body of missing Portlander identified

by: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Matthew McConnell-HeglandThe body of a Portland man missing since last December has bee identified.

Matthew McConnell-Hegland was 29 years old when he was reported missing to the Portland Police Bureau on Dec. 22, 2012.

Family and friends launched an extensive search that included searches of the area where he was last seen and the distribution of fliers

Now the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office has identified McConnell-Hegland as the body disvovered in the Willamette River on May 22. It was recovered by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol downstream from the Cathedral Park area of North Portland.

According to the sheriff's office, based on an extensive investigation by Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons detectives and the post-mortem examination conducted by the Medical Examiner's Office, there was no evidence of foul play involved in McConnell-Hegland's death.