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Composite sketch released in effort to identify body

The OSP Medical Examiner’s Office works with Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Linn County Sheriff's Office to help solve an unidentified persons case.

The body was found April 3 east of Sweet Home in the Willamette National Forest.

Posted: May 7, 2020 3:53 PM
Updated: May 8, 2020 6:05 AM

SWEET HOME, Ore. – A composite drawing of a woman’s face is being released in an effort to identify a body found east of Sweet Home in April.

Experts say the partially-skeletonized remains belong to a white woman between 30 and 50 years old with short, wavy brown hair. They estimate her remains had been there between eight weeks and one year.


Composite drawing.

Composite drawing.

Clothing found with the body included a size extra-small purple Apana-brand athletic jacket, a teal-colored camisole, size 9.5 black dress boots, size 5 or 6 jeans with crystal embellishments on the pockets, and a black bandana tied in a square knot.

The body was found April 3 near a forest service road about 5 miles up Gordon Road. This is 13 miles east of Sweet Home in Linn County, in the Willamette National Forest.

Linn County Sheriff’s Office detectives worked with Oregon State Police and the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office to create a facial composite drawing of the woman. DNA has been submitted for testing and results are pending.

Anyone with information about the woman’s identity is asked to contact Detective Colin Pyle at 541-967-3950.

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