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Update: Body Found April 8th on Lincoln City Beach Identified as Missing 16-Year Old Aloha Youth
05/06/2008
Lieutenant Kelly Collins
Oregon State Police - Newport
Office: (541) 265-5354

A body that washed up onto a Lincoln City area beach April 8th was positively identified by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office, with the assistance of the Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division, as a 16-year old Aloha youth missing since March 8th.
 
ROSS BARFUSS, age 16, was unaccounted for after he went into the surf in an attempt to rescue and 11-year old boy at Gleneden Beach on March 8, 2008. The 11-year old boy's body was recovered but BARFUSS remained missing since that date.
 
On April 8, 2008 a body washed onto the beach near the Nordic Oceanfront Inn in Lincoln City. Oregon State Police were working with the Lincoln County Medical Examiner's Office for positive identification.
 
Oregon State Police detectives obtained a DNA sample from Barfuss family members used to help identify the body through work completed at the Oregon State Police Portland Metro Forensic Laboratory.
 
Original news releases available on our website dated March 9th and April 9th.