By News-Register staff • 

Woman's remains found at Stuart Grenfell Park

A woman’s remains were found Monday, Jan. 18, at Stuart Grenfell Park, on Highway 18 at Harmony Road, west of Sheridan.

The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office has identified her as Mariah Diane Lindgren, 31, of Humbolt County, California.

According to the YCSO, Lindgren had been seen in the Grand Ronde and Willamina areas in recent weeks.

Capt. Chris Ray said her remains were found about 9 a.m. by a citizen, who reported a suspicious object at the entrance to the park. Deputies responded and soon requested the agency’s Special Investigations Unit, which then identified the contents in the object as remains.

The remains were taken to the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office, which the following day confirmed they were from an adult female who was later identified as Lindgren.

The Oregon State Police and the West Valley Fire District assisted with the case.

The YCSO is asking anyone who may have had contact with Lindgren or who noticed suspicious activity in the area of the park to contact the sheriff’s office at 503-434-7506.

Ray said his office hopes to release more information later this week to possibly include a cause and manner of death and how the victim was identified.



Was this the homeless woman who was spending her days here in Sheridan sprawled on the sidewalk and swiping one of her crutches at the legs of anyone passing by? Haven't seen her for a couple weeks. The first time I saw her, I asked if she needed any assistance and received an impressive stream of verbal filth for my effort.

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