Longview Police Investigating Human Remains Found in a Field
Longview Police Department is investigating the discovery of human remains found in a field in the 600 block of California Way on Thursday, April 25, 2019. An officer responded to the field after a man found human remains while surveying the area for a construction project. The department’s Criminal Investigations Unit detectives also responded. Longview police detectives, Cowlitz County Coroner's office, and Cowlitz Search and Rescue members worked through the weekend processing the scene. Due to the advanced state of decomposition, no identification will be made at this time. The skeletal remains are with the Cowlitz County Coroner’s Office. The Cowlitz County Coroner’s Office will work to identify the remains. The identity of the person will be released by the coroner’s office. We do not anticipate releasing any further information. Determination has not been made as to whether this was a natural or criminal cause of death. The cause of death will be released by the coroner’s office. People who believe they have information related to this incident are asked to call the department’s tip line at 360-442-5929.