Update: Police say man’s death appears to be hanging

Body was found near Columbia River

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian breaking news reporter


Updated: June 12, 2013, 9:14 PM


Police are investigating the death of a male who appeared to have hanged himself near the Columbia River.

A passer-by found the body at 900 S.E. Columbia Way and reported it to police at 6:23 a.m. Wednesday. Officers responded and cordoned off the area for a few hours.

Vancouver police major crimes detectives are working with the medical examiner to confirm the cause of death.