Man found dead in creek near Molalla just after 30th birthday

MOLALLA, Ore. – Police found a missing man dead in a creek outside Molalla Saturday evening.

Thomas Durham, 30, died of accidental drowning, according to the Clackamas County Medical Examiner. 

Police received a call Sunday at about 1:30 p.m. about  a man missing in the area of Highway 211 and South Short Fellows Road in unincorporated Molalla.

The caller said Durham, from Keizer, had been celebrating his 30th birthday Saturday, and had not been heard from or seen since.

Crews began an extensive search.

At about 5:50 p.m., they found Durham's body in Milk Creek, near the 18000 block of Highway 211. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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