Pair Reported Missing Found Dead In Wasco County

The Wasco County Sheriff’s Office says two people reported missing out of Yamhill County were found dead in a camper trailer in the area of Ketchum Road outside of The Dalles.  Detective Sergeant Jeff Hall says the bodies of 48-year-old Brian Thomas Paulsen and 47-year-old Deon Louise Patterson were found after deputies located Paulsen’s pickup and travel trailer on a property near a cabin.  A dog was also found deceased in the trailer.  Hall says the cause and manner of the deaths has not yet been determined…but evidence at the scene suggests carbon monoxide poisoning was a factor.  Hall added initial examination of the scene suggested potential hazardous substances may have been present in the trailer, but a hazmat team determined the scene was safe for law enforcement to enter and continue their investigation.

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