Body found in Columbia River is missing Camas man

Christopher M. Kane disappeared on Dec. 5, 2011

Christopher M. Kane disappeared on Dec. 5, 2011

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Christopher Kane

A body found in the Columbia River on June 3 has been positively identified as that of a missing Camas man.

According to a press release from the Camas Police Department, the body discovered by a boater near Woodland was confirmed yesterday to be Christopher M. Kane.

Cowlitz County rescue personnel recovered the body that appeared to have been in the water for several months. The body was identified through forensic methods.

Kane, 57, was reported missing on Dec. 5, 2011.

According to the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office, the coroner has ruled the cause of death as suicide by gunshot.