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Hypothermia killed missing SE Portland woman

A 47-year-old Southeast Portland woman whose body was found this weekend in the Mount Hood National Forest died of hypothermia.

Portland police said Lidiya Russu's death did not involve foul play.

Russu had been missing since Oct. 6, when she was last seen leaving her home in a gray 2000 Hyundai Elantra hatchback. Police said Russu had been despondent about personal issues and was not dressed for the cold, wet weather when she walked into the forest near High Rock area of the national forest.

A four-day search by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office failed to find any trace of Russu in the area. On Saturday, Oct. 15, searchers assisting the family discovered her body in the area.