Body of Coos Bay man reported missing in December washes ashore in North Bend

North Bend Police Dept. (FILE: SBG photo)

NORTH BEND, Ore. - A body washed up on a beach on the southern Oregon Coast on Tuesday.

Local fisherman spotted the body on the shore and contacted police at 11:44 a.m.

Police identified the deceased as 56-year-old Willard Dean Canfield of Coos Bay. Canfield was reported missing to Coos Bay Police on December 19, 2017.

"A thorough investigation is being conducted and is ongoing," police said in a statement.

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