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Oregon Mother Who Went Missing Took Own Life
An Oregon mother whose body was found near a country road after she went missing last month died of suicide by asphyxiation, a medical examiner has ruled.
Jennifer Huston's remains were recovered near her SUV, a short drive from her home in the city of Dundee.
Detectives found a note inside the 38-year-old mother of two's vehicle, addressed to her family.
Her body was found on Tuesday after she was last seen on July 24.
A police news release said: "Detectives and the medical examiner have concluded that Jennifer had been deceased fairly close to the time she was reported missing."
Anguished members of Ms Huston's family said in a statement: "Our hearts ache today.
"We don't know what led Jennifer to this dark place and to this end and perhaps never will understand this."
As the national media turned their attention to the search, her husband had reportedly tried to shield the couple's two boys, aged two and six, from the story.
Ms Huston was last seen withdrawing a small amount of money from an ATM, fuelling her SUV and buying Gatorade, trail mix and what police described as a non-lethal amount of sleeping pills.
When she was found, she was still wearing the same clothes as the day she disappeared.
Before she went missing she had been complaining of headaches to her husband, reports the Oregonian newspaper.