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UPDATE Coos County Sheriff’s Office Needs Your Help Identifying Body
As of 11-29-2012 @ 1300 hours
On 11-29-2012 at about 1200 hours the Coos County Sheriff’s Office is announcing that they have tentatively identified the body that was recovered in the bay near Charleston on 11-28-2012 as that of Michael Edwards McInroe, 60 years of age of Portland. The Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the circumstances surrounding how Mr. McInroe came to be in the bay. Mr. Edwards was last seen in the Portland area around 11-16-2012 when he was arrested by Portland Police and booked at released from the Multnomah County Jail on harassment charges. Investigators have been unable to locate any known or listed next of kin for Mr. McInroe.
Investigators are attempting to determine how and when Mr. McInroe ended up in Coos County and those circumstances. Mr. McInroe’s injuries are consistent with those of a person that had been in the water and washed around in the bay. The circumstances are still suspicious in nature, foul play has not been ruled out. An autopsy is still pending.
Michael Edwards McInroe
Narrative from Coos County Sheriff’s Office: On 11-28-2012 at about 12:36 pm, Coos County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the Charleston Harbor by the US Coast Guard for a deceased subject found in the bay. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the US Coast Guard Station in the Charleston Basin to meet the motor lifeboat that was bringing the body to shore.
The body of a white male adult had been recovered by Coast Guard personnel floating in the bay near buoy #6, in from the mouth of the bay, after it had been reported to them by a passing fishing vessel. The body is described as a white male adult, 50-60 years of age, approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall, 180 lbs, with a full gray/white beard and dark brown collar length hair. The subject also had a stoma in his throat area and a large skull on a skull tattoo over his left shoulder area. The body appears to have been in the water for at least a couple of days.
The Coos County Sheriff’s Office and Medical Examiner’s Office is looking into this death as suspicious at this time due to the circumstances of the subject being unidentified and pending an autopsy to determine the cause of death. The Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying this individual. Any person with information as to a possible identification of the subject is asked to contact the Coos County Sheriff’s Office on their business line at 541-396-7830.