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Police: Oregon Woman Found Dead Committed Suicide

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon state medical examiner’s office says an Oregon woman missing for nearly two weeks before her body was found along a rural road committed suicide by asphyxiation.

Newberg-Dundee police said Wednesday that toxicology results are not yet available for 38-year-old Jennifer Huston of Dundee. Police say they found an empty box of sleeping aids at the scene. Detectives also found a note addressed to the woman’s family.

Police Capt. Jeff Kosmicki says detectives and the medical examiner think the married mother of two young boys died “fairly close” to the time she was reported missing on July 25.

Her SUV was found Tuesday, parked along a rural logging road about 25 miles southwest of her home. Her body was found about 40 yards from the vehicle. Kosmicki did not immediately return a call seeing additional details on the report.

Video footage from the day Huston disappeared showed her withdrawing a small amount of money from an ATM, fueling her SUV and buying Gatorade, trail mix and what police described as a nonlethal amount of sleeping pills. She was found wearing the same clothes she wore July 24.

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