Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon asks for help from the public to identify human remains that were found on April 3, 2020, near Gordon Road. This area is within the Willamette National Forest east of Sweet Home. Detectives and the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office continue their investigation and have determined the partially skeletonized remains are that of a white female, between 30-50 years-of-age, with short, wavy brown hair. It is estimated her remains had been there between eight weeks to one year prior to being found.
Clothing found with the unidentified female included a size extra small purple athletic jacket, teal colored camisole, size 9.5 black boots and size 5 or 6 blue jeans with a 32-inch length. Clothing depicted is similar to that found.
Detectives worked with Oregon State Police and Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office to have a facial composite drawing created of the female. DNA has been submitted for testing and results are pending.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation or the female’s identity is encouraged to contact Detective Colin Pyle at (541) 967-3950.