Shirt provides clue for skeleton's identity in Clackamas County
A distinctive black T-shirt found with skeletal remains may be the best clue in identifying skeletal human remains discovered in unincorporated Clackamas County earlier this month.
Authorities are asking for the public's help to identify a man who died wearing the shirt with a distinctive logo and the words "Monster Army Momentum." The shirt, which also contains the words "Built For This," can be found for sale as a hoodie through a company called Momentum Gear.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said the remains were found May 4 in a wetland area near Southeast Causey Avenue and Fuller Road in unincorporated Clackamas County, which is one block from 82nd Avenue, La Salle Prep and Christ the King Catholic School. Authorities were alerted to the discovery by a person who went to the adjacent Clackamas Fire District #1's Fuller Road Station to report finding a partial human skull, and deputies were called in to help.
When detectives responded to the scene, they found more skeletal remains which were then recovered from the scene.
According to CCSO, analysis from Oregon State Forensic Anthropologist Dr. Nici Vance indicates the remains belong to a white man who was between the ages of 45 and 65 at the time of his death and stood between 5-foot-6 and 6-foot-1. The man appears to have had very poor dental hygiene and he may have been homeless, based on items found around the remains. Based on analysis of the remains, he may have died sometime between eight months and two years ago.
The man's cause of death has not been determined, but authorities said experts did not find signs of homicidal violence or foul play.
Anyone who saw a man wearing the black T-shirt in the area over the past few years is asked to call the sheriff's office by phone at 503-723-4949 or contact investigations using an online form, which can be found here. Tipsters are asked to reference CCSO Case# 21-009188.
KOIN 6 News contributed to this report.
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