Willamina woman dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound
WILLAMINA — The woman found dead about noon Thursday southwest of Willamina at the Highway 18/22 park-and-ride lot has been identified as Karen Lynn Dutra, 39, of Willamina, according to the Oregon State Police. It said she died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
She has also been known as Karen Lynn Lewis and Karen Lynn Harp.
The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene after receiving a report of a woman in a vehicle. A deputy confirmed there was a deceased individual inside a 2011 Toyota RAV. The Oregon State Police and Polk County Sheriff's Office also responded.
Identification was made possible with the help of the district attorney's office and the medical examiner from Polk County.