Missing man found dead at Mount Hood campground, death ruled a suicide

Daniel Tonge - Photo from relatives

A man who went missing in late February was found dead inside his vehicle in a Mount Hood National Forest campground on Saturday.

Daniel Tonge died from suicide, the Clackamas County Medical Examiner said.

According to officials, the 31-year-old was last seen on Monday, February 25 when he left his Milwaukie home to go to work. His roommate told Tonge's family members that he never returned home, and they in-turn contacted the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

On Saturday, March 9, search crews received a tip that Tonge's Jeep may have been parked at the Sunstrip Campground in the Mount Hood National Forest. He was legally parked at the campground, and deputies found Tonge deceased inside the vehicle.

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