Lincoln City Police confirmed Saturday morning that the female body found floating near the D-River was Jeanene Beck, 51, of Gresham, who went missing Thursday night behind the Rodeway Inn. Ms. Beck was in Lincoln City to attend a regional real estate meeting.
Ms. Beck was staying at the Rodeway Inn with her 23 year old autistic son. Police say she went outside their motel room to smoke a cigarette and that was the last anyone heard from her. Her body was later found floating in the D River Slough behind the Rodeway Inn.
An examination of the body showed no signs of injury or trauma raising the possibility that Ms. Beck walked over to the edge of the canal and simply lost her footing.
A full autopsy is being done to confirm the tentative findings.