PROSPECT, Ore. – The body of a missing Texas man was found by bow hunters Saturday, deep in the Sky Lakes Wilderness Area. A positive scientific identification today confirmed the body was that of Kirk Jones, 35 missing from San Antonio since June 3rd.
Due to the remote location and rough terrain, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) Search and Rescue (SAR) short-hauled in a JCSO deputy Medical Examiner detective via helicopter to recover Jones’ remains. Along with Jones’ body, a motorcycle helmet, jacket, and backpack were also recovered. The location was on a ridgeline approximately 1.5 miles east/northeast of where Jones’ motorcycle was found June 13.
According to the Oregon State Police (OSP) forensic pathologist, the cause and manner of death is undetermined, however foul play is not suspected.