Body of Missing Firefighter Found

Around 2 p.m. Monday searchers with Deschutes County Search and Rescue and personnel from the Deschutes Conuy Sheriff’s Office assisted Bend Police Department in the search for missing firefighter John Love.

Around 4:30 p.m. two K-9 teams were searching the area of Cooley Rd. and NE 18th St and found a deceased male within a large hole in a construction area.

Bend PD reported that the male was mostly covered with snow and investigators identified the male as the missing 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.

Love was reported missing on February 9th by a family member. An investigation into his disappearance found that Love had not been seen since February 6th, when a cab driver dropped him off at his residence on St. Cloud Ct. between 2:30 and 3:30 a.m.

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