Police looking for missing Oregon woman in San Juan Islands

by: Chris Legeros Updated:

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, Wash. - Jennifer Huston, 38, disappeared a week ago, while running errands near her home in Dundee, Oregon.   

Now police there have suggested she may have boarded a ferry and headed for the San Juan Islands, because it was a favorite place for her when she was growing up in Gig Harbor.  

But the San Juan County Sheriff Rob Nou said, “They could not provide specific information as to which island, how recently, or how often.”  

Without a place to actually search, the sheriff said he has relayed information from Oregon to his deputies, including Huston's photo and a picture of a car similar to the one she was last seen driving. It was a dark green 1999 Lexus SUV.  

 “At this point, it’s more of a be on the lookout, or attempt to locate kind of thing, as opposed to going out, beating the brush looking for her and the vehicle,” Nou said. 

The sheriff says the chances of finding the woman in the islands aren't good, especially without any direct evidence that she went there.   

“In speaking with the Newburg-Dundee police earlier Thursday, it was kind of characterized as a needle in the haystack,” he said.

Huston was driving a dark green 1999 Lexus LX 470 with Oregon plates WXH 011.

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