COMMUNITY, Forest Grove, Police

Body of man missing in Forest Grove found in waters of Gales Creek

Toufik "Tom" Tanous. Photo courtesy of WCSO

The body of a man who walked away from a memory care facility in Forest Grove three days ago was found just outside of city limits in the waters of Gales Creek on Thursday shortly before 3 p.m.

According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, searchers found the body of Toufik "Tom" Tanous in the waters of Gales Creek near Highway 47, a location about one mile southwest of where he was last seen near Hawthorne Street and 19th Avenue. 

Tanous was 79. 

The cause of his death is being investigated by the Washington County Medical Examiner, a program of the Washington County Department of Health and Human Services. 

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