April 2, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
On April 2, 2013 at approximately 9:45 a.m., OSP and area law enforcement agencies responded to the scene of a single vehicle traffic crash on Highway 30 near milepost 65 in Columbia County. A 1995 Kia Sephia passenger car displaying Washington license plates traveled off the highway and was abandoned by two unidentified people. Responding officers determined the car was stolen overnight from a Kelso, Washington residence.
The two suspects were described as a white male and female in their 30's to 40's. The male is over 6 feet tall with short, dark hair and was wearing a dark jacket. The female has a slim build, long brown hair, and was wearing jeans and carrying a pink backpack.
Officers from OSP, Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, Clatskanie Police Department and a K-9 from Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office searched the area but didn't find the suspects. It is unknown if a passing motorists picked them up in the area.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at (800) 452-7888. Trooper Jessica Spurlock is the lead investigator.