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Death Investigation - Highway 101 near Cannon Beach
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Clatsop County medical examiner, is continuing the investigation into the death of an adult female found early Tuesday morning in a vehicle along Highway 101 in the Cannon Beach area. There is no evidence at this time that the woman's death is related to a crime.

On Monday evening, July 2, 2012, information was received by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office after a concerned friend read a Facebook posting by the 33-year old Portland-area woman. An initial investigation by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office noted the woman's cellphone was being used along the north Oregon coast on Highway 101 in Clatsop County.

After the information was forwarded to area law enforcement agencies, on July 3 at approximately 12:45 a.m. a Cannon Beach police officer found the woman's 2009 Ford Edge parked in a wide pullout along Highway 101 near milepost 28. The deceased woman, EMILY R. ECHERER, age 33, from southeast Portland, was inside the vehicle and there was no obvious sign of injury.