Within the previous three months, six women have been discovered dead within a hundred miles of each other, primarily in wooded or secluded rural regions; most had ties to the greater Portland area.
Portland Police Bureau and sheriff’s offices in Multnomah, Polk, Clark, and Clackamas counties are looking into the deaths and disappearances of women, although it is unknown what if any, connection there is.
All the women were speculated to be either permanent Oregon residents or frequent visitors. Two women’s remains were discovered on the same day in Southeast Portland, fewer than three miles apart.
Sgt. Kevin Allen, a spokesman for the Portland Police Bureau, said that the department has been asked about all six deaths, but that it can provide information on only the two that are now under investigation.
The dates the women were discovered are as follows:
On February 19, Kristin Smith, Who is 22 Years Old and From Gresham
On December 22nd, it was discovered that Smith had gone missing. On February 19th, police were called to a forested area near Southeast Deardorff Road and Flavel Street in the Pleasant Valley district of Southeast Portland after reports of human remains.
On May 25, the Police Department determined that the deceased was Smith. Police and county detectives looked over the scene, but the medical examiner in Multnomah County has not released a cause of death.
Joanna Speaks, 32, of Oregon, Died on April 8
Clark County law enforcement and emergency personnel discovered Speaks dead in a barn on an abandoned farm in Ridgefield, Washington, on April 8. Ridgefield is located about 22 miles north of Portland.
After receiving word that a body was on the property on the 800 block of South 5th Street in Ridgefield, authorities arrived shortly before 6 o’clock in the evening. The county coroner found that Speaks died from trauma to the head and neck.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is treating Speaks’ death as suspicious since they believe his body was relocated.
Additionally, the identity of the deceased woman was revealed by The Oregonian in a tweet:
6 women found dead in, near Oregon in less than 3 months, most in secluded, wooded areas https://t.co/mop4Grwv7I
— The Oregonian (@Oregonian) June 2, 2023
April 24: 24-year-old Charity Lynn Perry
Perry’s body was discovered by Multnomah County sheriff’s deputies around 1:30 p.m. on April 24 in a culvert at the intersection of East Historic Columbia River Highway and Northeast Tumalt Road, in east Multnomah County, close to Ainsworth State Park.
The sheriff’s office has been tight-lipped about the case because they are still looking into the circumstances surrounding the death.
According to the sheriff’s office, Perry, 24, was frequently spotted around the intersection of Southwest Washington Street and Fourth Avenue in downtown Portland at the start of March.
In early April, after 11 people overdosed in one night in that region, three of them fatally, authorities cleaned the area around the Washington Center building, which is located there.
April 24: Unidentified Woman
Less than three miles from where Smith’s body was discovered, on the same day that Perry’s body was discovered in east Multnomah County, a woman’s body was discovered by authorities near Interstate 205 and Southeast Flavel Street in Southeast Portland’s Lents area.
The Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the woman, who may have been between the ages of 25 and 40 and was possibly of Native American or Native Alaskan descent.
She was about 135 pounds, 5 feet tall, had medium-length black hair, and had two huge scars on her left lower leg. Two prominent tattoos were identified on the woman, one depicting Buddha on her right upper back, and the other a black music note with the letter V on her left upper chest, according to authorities.
The woman was found accessorized with rings, bracelets, a black and white striped zip-up jacket, a green long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans, and white Adidas cleats.
Bridget Leann Ramsey Webster, 31, of Milwaukie, Died on April 30
On the afternoon of April 30 about 2:30, Webster’s body was discovered by authorities on Harmony Road in northwest Polk County, close to Mill Creek.
According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, which is treating her death as suspicious, she was a frequent visitor to the Portland metro region, including Portland, Oregon City, and Milwaukie.
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May 7: Ashley Real, 22, From Portland
The Portland Police Department reports that Real went missing on March 27 after he was observed exiting a fast food restaurant in the 12000 block of Southeast Division Street.
A man swimming at a pond in the 29000 block of Southeast Judd Road in the Eagle Creek area on May 7 spotted human remains in the dense woods and phoned 911. The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office has opened an investigation into Real’s strange death after positively identifying his body on May 31.
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