Missing hitchhiker found dead in Columbia River

Authorities found Holly Lester's body on Monday night

Police are asking for the public's help finding 27-year-old Holly Lester, March 28, 2017. (Hood River PD)

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (KOIN) — A 27-year-old woman who was reported missing from the Hood River area in March was found dead in the Columbia River, police said.

Authorities found Holly Lester’s body on Monday night.

Recently, Hood River Police Dept. said she, her boyfriend and another man were hitchhiking to try to get to the Olympia-Seattle area to be with family and friends.

Lester had last been seen inside the Hood River Safeway on March 15.

An autopsy is being conducted to determine her cause of death.