A camper walking a dog reported the decomposed body on Sunday. Authorities suspect foul play in the case. Lt. Chad Davis with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that police did not know if Pagel was living near the site on Deschutes National Forest land, about 6 miles west of Sunriver, where he was found along a forest road.
“We really don’t know and that’s why we’re asking the public for help,” Davis said, adding that police are looking for any information from people who may have known Pagel. Pagel had lived in Oregon for many years, but had no known address, the news release stated. Pagel’s decomposed body had likely been there weeks or months, according to police. But Davis said police were still waiting on more information from the state medical examiner’s office that had completed an autopsy on Tuesday.
- Deschutes County Sheriff's Office
- Curtis Fredrick Pagel