Remains of male found near Lacamas Lake

Kevin Osterkamp
Kevin Osterkamp

Remains were found about a half mile from where Kevin Osterkamp’s pickup truck had been found abandoned

The remains of an unidentified male were found Tuesday near Lacamas Lake.

On Tuesday (Aug. 2) morning, Clark County Sheriff Search and Rescue (CCSO SAR) under the direction of VPD conducted a search of wooded areas northeast of Lacamas Lake. The search commenced at the trailhead parking lot for the Lacamas Heritage Trail at the corner of NE Goodwin Rd. and NW Alexander Ln.  

Remains of a male were found in a densely vegetated location between the trail and Lacamas Creek, about a half mile from where Kevin Osterkamp’s pickup truck had been found abandoned. CCSO SAR conducted searches on four days leading up to this recovery.

Confirmation of the identity and cause and manner of death of the remains is still pending from the Medical Examiner. At this time no foul play is indicated. 

The Vancouver Police Department seeks the public’s help in locating Osterkamp, a 44-year-old Vancouver man missing since late June. Based on a conversation with a close friend, the last time he spoke with anyone was June 22. 

Osterkamp’s Nissan Frontier pickup truck was towed from the parking lot of Lacamas Regional Park on July 18, but had reportedly been in the lot for over a week before being removed. Osterkamp is a white male with brown hair and eyes. He is about 6-foot-1 and about 160 pounds. 

Anyone with information about Kevin Osterkamp is asked to call 9-1-1 or to email Det. David Jensen at david.jensen@cityofvancouver.us.

Information provided by Vancouver Police Department.


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