ST. HELENS -- Police have turned over what appears to be human hair to the Oregon State Police crime lab after it was reeled in by a fisherman on Sauvie Island.
The ramp is a launch site for the Multnomah Channel portion of the Columbia River.
"There was no scalp attached," Columbia County Sheriff Jeff Dickerson told KGW. "We asked for help from the Multnomah County Sheriff's dive team, and they arrived a little after 8:30 p.m. They went into the water around 9 p.m. and searched the area for about an hour and a half. They could find nothing."
Three fishermen had been out near the Gilbert River Boat Ramp ramp Sunday night when one of their lines got snagged. When they reeled the line in there was a clump of hair caught around the weight.
There were about 10 strands of light-brown hair, about five inches long, according to one of the fishermen, Steve Klinger. He said they weren't sure what to do about the catch, but they decided to call 911.
Sheriff Dickerson said the results might not come back from the crime lab for weeks.