Slain Portland woman’s body found along Columbia

Jessica Newton, 40, died during the last weeks of December 2014

Jessica Newton, in an undated photo released by Clark County Sheriff's Office, Jan. 16, 2015.
Jessica Newton, in an undated photo released by Clark County Sheriff's Office, Jan. 16, 2015.

RIDGEFIELD, Wash. (KOIN 6) — The death of a 40-year-old woman whose body was found on the shore of the Columbia River may be a homicide.

Jessica Newton died during the last weeks of December 2014, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said in a release. Her body was found January 2 by a boater passing along Bachelor’s Island near Ridgefield..

Newton was last known to be from Portland, though officials said she was a transient at the time of her death.

Anyone with information about what she may have been doing in the weeks prior to being killed are asked to contact the Clark County Major Crimes at 360.397.2120.

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