A badly burned body was discovered in the ashes of a trash-and-wood fire at a homeless camp frequented by transients in Milton-Freewater.

Firefighters and sheriff's deputies from Umatilla County responded to an early Monday blaze under a bridge by the Walla Walla River in Milton-Freewater. The body was discovered after the fire was extinguished and has been identified as 29 year-old Marcos Gutierrez. Friends say he was missing since Saturday.

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