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Body Found in Umpqua National Forest

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UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST, Ore. — Police are asking for the public’s help in a death investigation, after a woman’s body was found in the Umpqua National Forest.

Some hikers found the body of a woman on the side of a trail Wednesday, about 38 miles east of I-5 out of Cottage Grove in the Umpqua National Forest.

That woman is 36-year-old Heaven “Angel” King of Sweet Home.

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says it needs the public’s help. It wants to hear from anyone who saw King or her 1991 Honda Accord.

They’ve narrowed the hours down to between noon on Tuesday, July 8 and Wednesday, July 9.

LCSO says it appears King hadn’t been dead long before her body was found by those hikers. And what makes it more suspicious is the body was not concealed. It was just off Forest road 2212.

“We don’t know why the body was where it was, and there weren’t any noticeable signs of cause of death,” said Sgt. Carrie Carver, Lane County Sheriff’s Office.

LCSO says King had her car prior to the day she was found, and they’re hoping people who see this car, a silver Honda Accord (plate UYK 382), will be able to link that to her, not so much connected to where her body was found but to where she was prior to her death.

It’s unclear at this point if King was reported missing, but her family has been notified of her death.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the LCSO Communications Center at 541-682-4141.

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