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Family reports body of missing St. Helens woman found

GoFundMe page update states Cheryl Hart's body has been discovered; Eugene police holding Monday press conference


The family of a St. Helens woman missing since early August is reporting her body has been found, according to information posted on a crowd-funding page set up by the family.

Cheryl Hart, 35, of St. Helens, was reported missing to the Eugene Police Department on Aug. 8 after members of her family were unable to reach her and became concerned for her well-being, according to a press release from the department.

"Cheryl's body was found yesterday in Klamath County west of Chiloquin, Oregon. Thanks to Private Investigator Jaymie Frederick also the hard work and persistence Cheryl's mother and her Aunt Karen," a post on the crowd-funding page GoFundMe reads as of Monday, Sept. 12. "There is not much other information known by me at this time. The Klamath County Sheriff and Eugene Police are there now."

A Eugene Police Department press conference is scheduled for Monday, according to information posted by Fox 12 KPTV.

Hart’s grandmother, Burnice Melling-Van DeZande, set up the page.

Hart was last seen with her boyfriend, 36-year-old Jeremy Milutin, at a residence in Eugene on Thursday, Aug. 4. At 7 a.m. on Aug. 5, Milutin was seen alone at a store in the area, and was then seen at noon alone in a store in Klamath Falls before being seen again in Eugene at 10 p.m. that night.

Milutin was arrested Aug. 5 in Eugene on charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle and attempting to allude a police officer on foot, according to court documents. Milutin remains in custody in Lane County Jail and is scheduled for a 12-person trial on Sept. 28. Since his arrest, Milutin has been identified as a person of interest by Eugene police in Hart’s disappearance.

Hart’s family has not had contact from her since Aug. 4.