Bodies of 2 missing Kentucky men found in Oregon forest

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Courtesy: MGN Online

PARKDALE, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say the bodies of two missing Kentucky men have been found near a trail in Oregon’s Mt. Hood National Forest.

The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that two bodies were discovered Thursday evening off the Dog River Trail, south of Parkdale.

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Investigators determined the bodies were those of John Kevin Wood and his son, Jason Anthony Wood, both of Kentucky. Oregon State Police opened a missing person investigation for the men after their vehicle was found north of the trailhead in September 2014. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports they were ages 59 and 32, respectively, at that time.

US Forest Service workers in the area conducting a survey discovered the bodies.

The investigation is ongoing but the sheriff’s office says evidence at the scene indicates the men died as a result of a murder suicide.