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Albany Police Locate and Identify Driver Involved in Hit and Run of 12 Year Old Boy (APD 17-10217) - 07/20/17

On 07-17-17 at about 6:11 PM a 12 year old boy was hit in the crosswalk at Santiam and Geary Streets and the driver failed to stop. On 07-19-17, the driver and vehicle involved in that incident were located, and the vehicle involved, a white Jeep Patriot, is being examined today for evidence. The driver of the Jeep has been identified as Jeanice Rivera, 21, of Lake Oswego. Investigators from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office are assisting in this investigation. Once the investigation has been completed, the case will be forwarded to the Linn County District Attorney's Office for review and charging considerations. If anyone has additional information pertaining to this incident, please contact Albany Police Detectives at (541)917-7686.

Albany Police Confirm Identity of Deceased Man Found in SW Albany Field - 07/13/17

On Friday, 07-07-17 at about 6:30 PM, a combine operator working in a SW Albany rye grass field saw the remains of a body near a Bonneville Power Administration Transmission Tower. Albany Police Officers and Detectives responded to the scene along with a Linn County Deputy Medical Examiner. No identification was found on the body, which had obviously been in the field for an extended period of time. Property belonging to Michael Cowan, 30, of Albany, was found on top of the transmission tower. Yesterday, the State Medical Examiner's Office confirmed via dental records that the body was indeed Michael Cowan. Michael Cowan had been reported to Albany Police as a missing person by his family on 05-23-17. There was no indication of foul play, and it appears a fall from the transmission tower led to Cowan's death. Workers from the Bonneville Power Administration assisted in this investigation.