Human Remains In Pleasant Valley Identified

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Remains of a woman missing from Gresham were found in Portland, and a death investigation is underway.

On February 19, 2023, the Portland Police Bureau responded to a report of human remains located in a wooded area, near Southeast Deardorff Road and Southeast Flavel Street in the Pleasant Valley Neighborhood. With the assistance of Multnomah County Search and Rescue and the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office, additional searches were conducted over subsequent months in an attempt to find additional evidence.

The remains found have been identified as belonging to Kristin Smith, 22, of Gresham. Smith was reported missing on December 22, 2022.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Jeff Pontius at or call 503-823-0433, or Detective Kristina Coffey at or 503-823-1081.

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