ST. HELENS, Ore. (KOIN) — The body of a 24-year-old Portland woman was found near St. Helens Tuesday, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said.
A passerby reportedly found Apache Rose Hightower’s body around 4:30 p.m. on Pittsburg Road about a mile from Salmonberry Lake, deputies said.
Investigators used fingerprints to identify her body.
Autopsy results showed she died as a result of homicidal violence, deputies said.
Anyone with information on the homicide should call 503.366.4698.
KOIN 6 News is on the scene and will have more information shortly.