By News-Register staff • 

Former business editor found dead

She died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Sgt. Tyrone Jenkins of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Walker was home alone at the time, Jenkins said. Her body was discovered by her husband, Jim.

Jenkins said she left a note for him. 

Before joining the News-Register, the Walkers owned and operated the weekly Curry County Reporter in Gold Beach, assuming command from Molly’s parents. 

A memorial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 94190 Fifth St. in Gold Beach under the direction of Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service, 605 Commercial St. S.E. in Salem.

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