Body of Camas woman is found in the Columbia River

Carla Temple had not been seen since Thursday night

Carla Temple

A body that was recovered in the Columbia River Monday morning has been positively identified as Carla Temple.

The cause and manner of death are listed as pending by the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office, as of press deadlines.

Camas Police Officer Debrah Riedl said there were no signs of foul play.

Camas Police and Camas-Washougal Fire Department personnel were dispatched to a possible drowning Monday, at 10:41 a.m., at the 2000 block of Southeast 12th Avenue.

Riedl said the 911 caller reported finding a person floating near the docks at that location.

Temple, 62, of Camas, was known to take daily walks near the Port of Camas-Washougal marina at 24 S. “A” St., Washougal.

She was reported missing from her home along the Columbia River Aug. 5, at 9:48 a.m. Temple was last seen Aug. 4, at 10 p.m.

Camas Police were assisted in the search by multiple agencies, including the Washougal Police Department, the Vancouver Police Department’s K-9 unit, Clark County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol and deputies, the U.S. Coast Guard and Georgia Pacific’s Medical Emergency Response Team.

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