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Body of man missing since August found in field in Ridgefield

By , Columbian Breaking News Reporter

The body of a 66-year-old man who went missing after being separated from his son during a cycling trip in August was located last month in a field in Ridgefield.

Clark County sheriff’s deputies found the remains of Robert “Bobby” Robinson, which were sent to the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office for identification, Vancouver Police Department spokesman Kim Kapp said in an email.

Vancouver police issued an alert Aug. 5 asking the public for help in locating Robinson. Police said he was last seen by his son around 7 p.m. riding his bicycle on the Interstate 5 Bridge to Vancouver.

Robinson got separated from his son at some point and could not be located, police said. The missing person alert said Robinson suffered from a medical condition that affected his memory and thinking.

Kapp said police are unsure how Robinson ended up in Ridgefield, but it appears he continued north after he got separated from his son near the bridge.

Evidence near the location where the body was found suggested Robinson lost control of his bike, hit a sign and fell into the field, where he died, Kapp said. The sign he apparently struck was damaged, she said.

“The medical examiner has not made final determination on manner of death so our case is still open pending their decision, but indications at this point are that the death was likely accidental,” Kapp said.

The police department will wait for the medical examiner’s final report before closing the case or moving forward, depending on its findings.

Columbian Breaking News Reporter