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Missing Dundee mother, Jennifer Huston's death ruled suicide

Jennifer Huston's death has been ruled a suicide.
Jennifer Huston's death has been ruled a suicide.
KPTV

The death of Jennifer Huston, missing Dundee mother and wife has been ruled a suicide.

Jennifer Huston's death has been ruled a suicide
KPTV

Jennifer Huston’s body was found in Sheridan near Deer Creek Park late Tuesday morning, police confirmed, about 40 yards from her SUV.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Huston’s cause of death was asphyxiation and the manner of death was suicide. The results of the toxicology test are not available yet. Police stated that her time of death was approximately the time she was reported missing.

An empty box of sleeping aids that were purchased at Rite Aid in Newberg the night she disappeared was found at the scene along with a receipt from the Circle K gas station she was seen on surveillance at.

Police also said a note addressed to family members was left inside the SUV but the contents of that note have not been made available. Her purse and cell phone were also found inside the vehicle. Computer forensic detectives are analyzing her cell phone.
Investigators also said there were no signs of foul play.

So far, there is no link between Huston and the owners of the property where she was found.

Missing Dundee mom Jennifer Huston’s SUV was reported found on a remote road in Yamhill County, according to KPTV.
It was parked just off of Southeast Gopher Valley Road, just off Highway 18 near Sheridan. The license plate number matches Jennifer Huston’s missing SUV.

An area neighbor spotted the SUV Tuesday morning, and it matched the description of Huston’s. The neighbor also
Huston left her home at 5:45 the night she was reported missing, first going to the Oregon First Community Credit Union in Newberg and withdrew less than $100. She then went to a nearby Circle K gas station and put less than $40 in her SUV, leading police to believe that she was topping off the gas tank she also went to a Rite Aid in Newberg to purchase Gatorade, trail mix, and over the counter sleeping pills.

Officers stated that the amount of sleeping pills she bought weren’t enough to give a lethal dose.

Phone records show that she received a text from her mother at 6:22pm Thursday, but Huston’s phone stopped sending signals at 6:25pm.

Huston’s family released this statement through the Newberg-Dundee Police Department on Wednesday. It says, “Our hearts ache today. We have lost our first born child. We have lost a wife and a mother. We don’t know what led to Jennifer to this dark place and to this end and perhaps never will understand this. We are incredibly thankful to family, friends, community and media for their searching, supporting, and getting the information out that lead to locating Jennifer’s car and finding Jennifer.”

The family has also said the memorial service will be scheduled, and information about it will be posted on the “Find Jennifer Huston” Facebook page.

The Hillside Church has offered to accept any notes, cards, or flowers on behalf of the Huston family. Contact Pastor Zach Elliott at zach@beinghillside.com for more information.