Body of missing St. Helens man found
UPDATED: The body of a St. Helens man who was reported missing was found Friday, March 2.
Charles Daniel Styers, 48, of St. Helens, was reported missing Tuesday, after he was last seen Monday, Feb. 26, when he presumably left his house at 3 a.m. Tuesday, but did not show up at his place of work that morning or return home.
After a search and rescue crew was activated to look for Styers, the St. Helens Police Department reported Thursday afternoon that Styers' 2016 black Ford Escape was found parked near the Scappoose Vernonia Highway entrance to Scaponia Park.
The following day, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office reported a search and rescue crew, with help from a mounted posse, canine teams, and the Washington County Sheriff's Office, found Styers a few miles from where his car was found.
The day prior to the discovery, a Columbia County Sheriff's Office search and rescue team was activated and SHPD reported "an aggressive search" was underway.
Thursday evening, items of clothing including gloves and a sweater were retrieved from Styers' vehicle to aid in the search for him, according to radio communication between law enforcement agencies.
St. Helens Police Chief Terry Moss said Washington County Search and Rescue teams assisted with dog teams and crews on horseback.
The cause of Styers' death has not yet been released.
Styers worked for a company in Hillsboro off of Cornelius Pass Road.