From Lincoln County Sheriff Curtis Landers:
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, along with members of Lincoln County Search and Rescue, and the Lincoln City Police Department, resumed searching a property on Widow Creek Road for missing person Cameron Shelden. Searchers used drone technology and dogs trained to detect human remains and excavation assistance from the Lincoln County Road Department. The team searched extensively in the large area of difficult terrain and heavy brush, but Mr. Shelden was not found.
Then Tuesday morning the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the property owner advising a deceased subject was located on the property. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives responded to the property and were directed to a location outside of the area previously searched with the excavation equipment. Detectives located the remains of a highly decomposed subject in dense vegetation. The subject was presumptively identified as missing person Cameron Shelden.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office requested the Oregon State Police Forensics Services Division respond for scene processing. More forensics analysis will be conducted. The case remains as an open death investigation.
Photo on left is near the area where the buried body was unearthed and transported to a forensics lab to attempt to determine cause of death.