Former mayor’s remains pulled from Willamette River

YAMHILL, Ore. (AP) — A medical examiner has confirmed the human remains found inside a vehicle pulled from the Willamette River last week are those of the former mayor of Cornelius, Oregon, who had been missing for a year. KGW reports the remains were confirmed to be that of 77-year-old Ralph Brown this week. Investigators from the Yamhill and Washington County Sheriff’s Offices responded to Rogers Landing, a small park and boat launch near Newberg, on Friday to investigate reports of a vehicle in the water. Adventures With Purpose, a dive team that helps people find missing loved ones, initially located the vehicle. Family members said Brown was 76 and had dementia at the time of his disappearance.