By News-Register staff • 

McMinnville woman found dead in residence

A 47-year-old woman was found dead Wednesday morning inside her McMinnville residence. Police identified her as Kimberly Ann Nelson.

Capt. Tim Symons gave this account:

Police and fire units responded to 2433 N.E. Baker St. shortly before 1 p.m. on a reported vehicle fire at that location.

"There were a number of vehicles on the property," Symons said. "The one that was on fire was a Chevrolet Corvette."

The crew on the first responding fire unit determined the residence was also on fire. They entered the structure and located Nelson's body. She was pronounced dead at the scene. A cause and manner of death have not been determined.

The Yamhill County Major Crimes Team, which District Attorney Brad Berry oversees, was activated to investigate the incident. There is no further danger to the public as a result of the incident.

Asked if the incident is being investigated as a possible homicide, Symons said, "We're still wading through all the evidence to make a determination."

Baker Street between Baker Creek Road and 27th Street was closed through the night and into the early afternoon hours Thursday. It will reopen when the preliminary investigation has been completed.




Yeah, it looked like a junk yard. Several cars, trucks, tailers, boats and other things all over the yard. I am sure that it didn't violate any city ordinances for a residential area. The neighborhood made more than fify complaints over the past ten years to no avail. Why do we have to wait until something tragic happens to address important issues?


Geez Bob such tact. For Gods sake a woman is dead. Have a little compassion. Maybe the yard was terrible but probably not the time or place to complain about the yard. Heaven forbid that her family may see your tasteless comment.
Condolences to the family.