Lewis County Watch

The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death that occurred Monday in Ryderwood, according to a press release from the agency.

Deputies responded alongside an EMS unit from Cowlitz-Lewis Fire District 20 in Vader at 7:21 a.m. Monday after an area resident reported “a person down in their residence just north of Ryderwood on State Route 506,” according to the press release.

The person was deceased, and an investigation was initiated. As of Monday night, the scene was being processed by the Washington State Patrol.

The identity of the deceased person and their cause of death has not yet been released.

Detectives have asked anyone with information to contact the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office at (360) 577-3092.

“Detectives would also like to be contacted by anyone who may have video of State Route 506 between I-5 and Ryderwood as well as any other connecting roads in the area,” according to the press release.

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