Oregon State Police (OSP) and Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of an unidentified adult female found deceased late Friday night along Highway 6 about eighteen miles east of Tillamook. The highway will remain closed due to the ongoing investigation.
Updated information indicates on January 18, 2013 at approximately 10:14 p.m., a vehicle described as an unknown make or model late1980’s to early 1990’s fullsize pickup was observed by a witness stopped on the north side shoulder of the westbound lane on Highway 6 between milepost 18 and 19. Two people, a man and woman, were seen along the highway near the stopped pickup that was also described as having a chrome colored “headache” rack behind the rear window. The witness also said about this time that a eastbound commercial truck passed through the area.
About 25 minutes later, the witness contacted a Tillamook police officer advising of the suspicious circumstances along Highway 6 near milepost 18 about two miles east of Jordan Creek Road. An OSP trooper responded and found a deceased adult female along the highway.
The manner and cause of death is pending confirmation and no more information is expected to be released until after the initial scene investigation is completed.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation, including anyone who was traveling in the vicinity around the times mentioned above is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888.
Travelers should use an alternative route until the highway is re-opened. ODOT will post traffic updates on TripCheck.com.