Human remains found in Linn County identified

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Mark Hardin was first reported missing in 2011

Posted: Aug 10, 2020 12:38 PM
Updated: Aug 10, 2020 12:40 PM

LINN COUNTY, Ore. – Human remains found southeast of Sweet Home in April have been identified.

Linn County Undersheriff Paul Timm says the human remains found near Upper Calapooia Drive have been identified as Mark Hardin, a Linn County resident.

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Hardin was reported missing to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office in 2011.

An extensive search and investigation were conducted following the missing person report.  Timm says this included a large search operation in the remote areas of Upper Calapooia and continuous work throughout the years.

No evidence of foul play has been found during the initial investigation or during the discovery of Hardin’s remains.

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