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Woman's body found on Cooper Mountain

Medical examiner says death near city water tank was due to natural causes.


Washington County Sheriff's OfficeA person walking a dog Tuesday morning atop Cooper Mountain found the body of a woman who had been reported missing Monday.

Washington County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Bob Ray would describe the woman only as an adult woman who had been the subject of a missing person call the previous evening.

Ray said a medical examiner has ruled that the death was from natural causes.

Ray said the woman's body was found near a water tower located south of the intersection of Southwest Kemmer Road and 182nd Avenue.

"We believe she had been there since last night," Ray said.

Ray said the woman's body was found near a water tower south of Southwest Kemmer Road.

Ray said other media outlets erroneously reported that the woman's body was found along a trail in Cooper Mountain Nature Park, which is located to the west of the tower. Dog walking is not permitted in the park.

The city of Beaverton owns the 5.5-million-gallon tank as part of its water supply system.

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