Warrenton police recovered the body of a 62-year-old man who had been reported missing at the end of March.
On April 13, 2014 at 1:39pm the Astoria Dispatch Center received a 911 call of a possible deceased person floating in the Hammond Marina. Warrenton Police Department and Warrenton Fire Department were dispatched to the scene and confirmed that there was a deceased person in the water.
The Clatsop County Marine Patrol was contacted and launched their boat to aid in recovering the person. While recovering the deceased subject a deceased dog was located a short distance away. The deceased dog was recovered and both bodies were brought to the docks. Warrenton Fire Department assisted in recovering both of the bodies. A Warrenton Police Officer trained as a Deputy Medical Examiner responded to the location to conduct an initial scene investigation.
The body was that of a male subject and is believed to be Michael "Sean" Ohrenich, 62, who was reported as missing on March 30, 2014. The deceased dog is believed to be Ohrenich's Corgi named "Pneumo." The location of the bodies was a short distance from
where Ohrenich's vehicle had been found on the 30th.
The body was removed by Hughes-Ransom Mortuary and will be held pending an examination by the State Medical Examiner's Office in Portland. The deceased dog was taken to Columbia Veterinary Hospital and will be held pending the wishes of the family.
Ohrenich's family has been notified of the recoveries.
The Warrenton Police Department would like to thank all of those individuals who have been looking for Mr. Ohrenich as well as those who shared the missing person's poster through social media. The poster was shared over 100 times on Facebook and was
viewed by several thousand people.