Missing Molalla woman found dead in woods

Janice Ernest, 62, seen in an undated photo released by the Molalla Police Department on March 22, 2014
Janice Ernest, 62, seen in an undated photo released by the Molalla Police Department on March 22, 2014

SCOTTS MILLS, Ore. (KOIN) — Searchers found a missing Molalla woman dead in the woods outside Scotts Mills on Thursday.

Police said searchers found Janice Lynn Ernest, who had been missing since March 16, dead near Butte Creek Road around 3 p.m.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office offered its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ernest and also thanked the volunteers who donated many hours to the search.

Search and Rescue Coordinators from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office had been in the area searching since Ernest’s car was discovered abandoned on March 24.

Police said no signs of foul play were discovered in the case.

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