Christopher M. Kane disappeared in December 2011

Body found in Columbia River is Camas man

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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 Thursday 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.

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

Kane, 57, lived in Camas and worked at Logitech in Camas. He was reported missing on Dec. 5, 2011.

Kane owned a boat that was moored at a Hayden Island marina, in North Portland. Following his disappearance, his truck was found parked at the marina. At the time, his disappearance was considered “highly unusual,” but no foul play was suspected.