Missing Oregon woman found dead on road

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A body believed to be that of a missing Oregon woman was found on a remote road in Oregon, police said Tuesday afternoon.

Jennifer Huston, 38, was last seen on surveillance video purchasing gasoline at a Circle K convenience store in Newberg, Ore., on July 24. A short time later her cellphone was turned off and Huston hasn’t been seen since, police said.

Her SUV was found parked just off Southeast Gopher Valley Road, just off Highway 18, near Sheridan, KGW reported.

Police in Oregon were asking for the public’s help to find the former Gig Harbor woman who vanished while running errands near her family’s home in Dundee. 

“This is totally unlike her,” said Huston’s husband, Kallen, during a July 28 news conference as he fought back tears. “She is a devoted mother. She’s a very good person.”

The Hustons have two sons, ages 2 and 6.

Dundee police said there was no sign of criminal activity following Huston’s disappearance and her husband was fully cooperating with the investigation.

“We are following up leads,” said Dundee police Capt. Jeff Kosmicki. “We are obviously trying to get subpoenas for bank records, cellphone records, any video that could give us direction.”

Kosmicki said  investigators did not find any activity on Huston’s credit cards or bank accounts.

Kallen Huston said his wife had recently suffered headaches, but that they didn’t seem to impact her daily activities.

“She complained about headaches for three straight days. Not debilitating and didn’t keep her in bed. But she and I both thought it was a little odd.”

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