Missing Vancouver Man Located Deceased One Year After Disappearance

Efthymis Oraiopoulos
By Efthymis Oraiopoulos
September 8, 2022US News
Missing Vancouver Man Located Deceased One Year After Disappearance
Brandon Majors in a file photo. (Vancouver Police Department)

A male body was recovered from the Columbia River by Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office on July 7. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s (ME) Office positively identified the body as Brandon Majors on Sept. 1, 2022.

Majors was missing from Vancouver, Washington since May 2021. His mother had reported him missing to police on May 24, 2021, King 5 reports. He was 35 years old.

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit provided medical and dental records and photographs to the Multnomah County ME’s Office in order to identify Majors’s body.

Police say it is not yet clear how Majors lost his life, and the investigation is ongoing.

Majors was last seen the evening of May 12, 2021, in the Rose Village neighborhood of Vancouver, Washington, and left the area in a gray BMW SUV.

Police had responded that day to reports of a BMW driving into the Columbia River, according to King 5.

The police could not find anyone on site of the crashed BMW.

Witnesses reported seeing people fleeing the site of the crash.

People who knew Majors say that foul play might have been involved.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, the US Attorney’s Office in Portland, Oregon, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, and the Portland Police Bureau, have assisted the Vancouver Police Department with the investigation.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact Vancouver Police Detective Zachary Ripp at (360) 487-7391 or [email protected].

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