Human remains found, identified
July 2, 2020
Following is a July 2 announcement from the Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office:
On June 26, 2020, The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office received a report of human remains washed up on the shore of the Columbia River. The remains were recovered by the Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office and Coroner’s Office, and due to the state of the remains, the coroner transported them to the office of the Washington State Forensic Anthropologist for scientific examination. On July 2, those remains were positively identified through dental records to be those of Cory Martin, 26, of Portland, OR, who was last seen jumping off the I-5 Bridge between Vancouver and Portland on December 5, 2018.
The Wahkiakum County Sheriff and the Coroner thank the offices of the Washington State Forensic Anthropologist and the State Odontologist for its fast and accurate scientific identification. Also, that identification would not have been possible without the thorough initial investigation done by the Portland Police Department.
The Wahkiakum County Sheriff’s Office and the Wahkiakum County Coroner’s Office extend their condolences Mr. Martin’s loved ones.