Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Homicide Victim Found Near Local Recreation Area (Photo)

HOMICIDE VICTIM FOUND NEAR LOCAL RECREATION AREA (PHOTO)


News Release from Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: December 29th, 2015 6:00 AM
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HOOD RIVER, Ore. - Just after 1 p.m. on December 28, 2015, deputies were dispatched to the Family Man Staging Area on a report of suspicious activity. The Family Man Staging Area is a developed recreational area owned and maintained by Hood R iver County. The area is used by walkers, runners, mountain bikers and ATV riders. The staging area is located off of Riordan Hill Drive but can be accessed from the Post Canyon and Binn's Hill areas.

When deputies arrived, there was about four inches of snow in the area. They found fresh blood on the snow and a trail of blood leading north of the staging area. Approximately a quarter mile north of the parking lot, deputies discovered the body of an adult female.

The Mid-Columbia Major Crimes Team and Oregon State Police Forensics Lab responded to the scene. The major crimes team consists of detectives from law enforcement agencies in Hood River and Wasco Counties as well as the Oregon State Police.

An autopsy of the victim is scheduled for Tuesday morning at the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office in Clackamas. The identity of the female was not available at the time of this news release. This case is being investigated as a homicide. Any additional information that can released will be posted as it becomes available.

The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone that witnessed any suspicious activity in the area of the Family Man Staging Area within the last 48 hours to contact the Hood River County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 541 387-7077
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