Update on Missing Person Investigation

Bend Police Dept. - 02/11/19

On February 11th, 2019 at about 2:00 PM, The Deschutes County Search and Rescue deployed a team of 27 searchers and Sheriff’s Office personnel to assist the Bend Police Department with this ongoing missing person’s investigation. After approximately 2 ½ hours of searching, two human scent K-9 teams and another searcher began checking the area of Cooley Rd. and NE 18th St. Upon a search of the area, these searchers located a deceased male within a large hole in an area that was under construction. The male was mostly covered with snow. Investigators determined the male was John Love. Bend PD investigators are working with the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office and the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death. John Love’s next-of-kin have been notified.