Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 29th, 2011 at 9:34 am
A 50 year old woman was found dead on the I-205 multi-use path in Clackamas County at 1:00 am on Friday morning (11/25) and law enforcement officials are now searching for clues in what they believe to be a homicide.
According to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Dana Crippen — who they say "was previously to be known to be homeless and living in the Eugene area" — was found on a the path where it goes under SE Johnson Creek Blvd, just west of I-205. Here's more from the sheriff's office:
"Following an initial investigation at the scene by detectives from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and a post-mortem examination conducted by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's office, it was determined that Mrs. Crippen died of traumatic homicidal violence very near the time and location she was found."
KOIN-TV filed this report from the scene, which mentions that detectives haven't ruled out that Mrs. Crippen could have been struck someone driving a car on Johnson Creek Blvd:
If you were riding in this area on Thursday night, detectives are looking for clues to figure out exactly what happened. Please call the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line at (503) 723-4949, or via their online contact form. The case number to reference is #11-35196.