Deputies identify man found floating in the Willamette near Albany

Deputies identify man found floating in the Willamette near Albany
Photo from the Linn County Sheriff's Department.

ALBANY, Ore. -- A family spotted the body of a man floating in the Willamette River Sunday afternoon while hiking near Bryant Park in Albany, the Linn County Sheriff's Office said.

Officials identified the man as Jared Ethan Brown, 45, of Portland, on Monday afternoon.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner found no evidence of foul play.

Jared Ethan Brown, 45, of Portland

Authorities say Brown had jumped into a Roseburg area river from a bridge back in March, and was taken by officers to a hospital for evaluation.  He was treated and released from the hospital.

Brown left Roseburg on a bus for Portland on March 31, investigators from the sheriff's office said. His traveling companion reported that he got off the bus in Corvallis. She also told police that Brown might have been suffering from mental health issues. 

Corvallis Police searched the area, but officials said they were unable to find Brown.

Brown was a registered sex offender on post-prison supervision, the Linn County Sheriff's Office said.

Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley would like to thank the community for the numerous tips provided during this investigation.