Body found near I-205 identified as Vancouver man

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian breaking news reporter

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The man whose body was found hanging from a tree near Interstate 205 last week was identified by the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office as Corey Johnson, 31, of Vancouver.

Johnson died of asphyxia due to hanging, which was ruled a suicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Washington State Department of Transportation workers found Johnson’s body on July 22 near the southbound lanes of I-205, about 100 feet north of Northeast 63rd Street in Clark County’s Green Meadows neighborhood.

Clark County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Duncan Hoss said it appeared Johnson’s body had been there for quite some time.