Missing Portland man found dead in Central Ore.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A missing Portland man whose van was found at a Central Oregon snow park has been found dead.

Police say 61-year-old Samuel Coleman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Coleman's family reported him missing Monday evening. Relatives say he is an avid skier who failed to return home.

Searchers from Hood River, Clackamas and Deschutes counties spent much of Tuesday checking popular ski spots before his van was found at Ten Mile Snow Park east of La Pine.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com