Body found near Milton-Freewater identified

The Umatilla County Sheriff's Office has identified the body of a man found near a pile of brush yesterday afternoon near Milton-Freewater.

Authorities say 45-year-old Kenneth Richardson II appears to have died due to natural causes or exposure.

His body was found on private property off Crockett Road.

There is no evidence of suspicious activity.

Richardson was a longtime resident of the Milton-Freewater and Walla Walla area.