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.
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.