Man Found in River Identified – Josephine County- Rogue River (Photo)


On January 12, 2018 the Josephine County Sheriff’s office began the investigation into a missing Josephine County man, 27 year old, Ryne NACE. On January 23rd, 2018, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation division was asked to assume the investigation.

On February 16, 2018, investigators learned of a male that was found in the Rogue River near the Graves Creek area by a rafter. Josephine County Search and Rescue, Josephine County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police detectives responded to the area and were able to retrieve the body from the river. The body was found approximately ?1/4 of a mile down river from the Graves Creek boat ramp. NACE was last known to be camping near the Argo boat ramp, which is about four miles upriver from where the man was located.

On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018, an autopsy was performed on the male by the state medical examiner.

Per the medical examiner, the male was positively identified as 27 year old Ryne NACE, from Josephine County. The cause and manner of his death does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

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