Body of Missing Oregon Mom Found in Remote Area
Police see no foul play in Jennifer Huston's death
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2014 7:41 PM CDT
A T-shirt with Jennifer Huston's image.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – The search for a missing Oregon mother who vanished while running errands is over with the discovery of her body near her SUV in a remote area, reports the Oregonian. Police say there's no sign of foul play in the death of Jennifer Huston. The 38-year-old disappeared on July 24 after telling her husband that she was off to run some errands in Dundee, near Portland. Surveillance video showed that she withdrew $100 from an ATM, bought items including over-the-counter sleeping pills from a drug store, and gassed up her SUV before dropping out of sight.

A property owner in Sheridan, about 20 miles away, found her vehicle this morning on a logging road, and police discovered her body nearby, reports Reuters. Her husband had said that she was suffering from headaches the last few days before her disappearance, but that she was in good health otherwise. The Hustons were set to celebrate their 10-year anniversary later this month, reports KING5, and their two sons, ages 6 and 2, both have birthdays next month.

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Aug 6, 2014 1:47 AM CDT
My deepest sympathy to the Houston family. Very sad ending to a story I have been following. Evidently she kept a lot to herself. The human mind and it's thought process can be mysterious. We may never know exactly why she left a husband and 2 small children behind. Rest in Peace dear Jennifer Houston. I wish the outcome had been more positive.
Aug 6, 2014 1:19 AM CDT
Very sad ending to this story. I would just like to respond to FarmerMichael....I am a woman who takes sleeping pills that are prescribed by my doctor. May I ask why that is "never a good sign"? I am not depressed, I take them because I also have ADHD, and have suffered from insomnia for over 25 years. Please do not make assumptions based on medication that people are taking. The sleeping pills she purchased were over the counter pills, and it was reported that it was a non lethal dose that she purchased. Let's wait on the toxicology, and forensic reports to be released before we automatically assume that she has issues because she can't sleep!
Aug 6, 2014 12:37 AM CDT
I'd bet depression. The gal was on mild sleeping pills, never a good sign. The area she went to is very remote, so that is why the car wasn't seen. And less than an hour's drive from where she was last known to be. Local police had contacts all the way north to the San Juans where there was a rumored sighting. It has been hot in the area and the remoteness implies animals, so it will take a while for the investigation because of such complications.