Authorities found the mission Oregon mother who had vanished in July. The body of Jennifer Huston was found on Tuesday, in a remote area near Sheridan, Oregon. Authorities said there was no evidence of foul play and that they were pretty clear on what had happened.
While authorities will be exploring all avenues objectively, they affirmed that the situation seems to be very clear as to what has happened. Capt. Jeff Kosmicki of the Newberg-Dundee Police Department declined to elaborate any further as the investigation was still ongoing.
Huston’s body was found 50 yards from her SUV by authorities who were conducting a sweep of the area. The woman was wearing the same clothes she had on in July, when she vanished.
Jeff Kosmicki explained that the police couldn’t find the body sooner because of the thick canopy of the trees in the area where the SUV was located. He added that there is no danger to the public and that they should not be alarmed.
The 38 year old stay-at-home mother of two left her home on July 24th to run errands. She was last seen on surveillance cameras as she was leaving a gas station in Newberg at around 6:20 PM. Police declared that her cellphone shut off minutes after she left the gas station, but added that it was not because of a dead battery.
According to detectives, Jennifer Huston withdrew a small sum of cash from a bank in Newberg before she purchased gas with her debit card. Other than Gatorade, non-lethal sleeping pills and trail mix, there were no other purchases and Huston’s bank cards were not used since.
The discovery of Huston’s vehicle came after a couple notified deputies that they saw a blonde woman driving a car that matched the description of Huston’s Lexus. According to them, she had boarded the ferry to Friday Harbor. Because the ferry is connected to 20 terminals, the search on video surveillance was impossible and searches went on without result.
Bruce Distler, San Juan County Under Sheriff explained that she could have gone anywhere using the ferry systems.
Her husband, Kallen Huston, said that the key to finding his wife was to find her ’99 Lexus. Mr. Huston passed polygraph test during which he was interrogated as to the disappearance of his wife. At a press conference this week, Kallen Huston pleaded for the safe return of his wife. Their two sons, aged two and six were told by Mr. Huston that Jennifer was on vacation, as he did not bear to have them hear the truth.