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Six women in Portland have been found dead in secluded, wooded areas in the last three months.
The victims were all found in suspicious circumstances in discarded barns, on the side of the road, or hidden among bushes.
One died as the result of blunt force trauma to the head and neck but police have not yet released the causes of deaths for the other women.
Spread across several miles and police jurisdictions, multiple police departments are investigating their deaths.
Now, those police departments are working together to determine whether the deaths may be connected.
The victims were all found in suspicious circumstances in discarded barns, on the side of the road, or hidden among bushes
The last body to be found was that of Ashley Real, 22. Her remains were spotted by a fisherman in a heavily wooded area in Eagle Creek on May 7. She was last seen on surveillance footage at a fast food restaurant on March 27 (right)
On April 24, police found the bodies of an unidentified Native American or Alaskan woman (left in a computer generated image). The same day, Charity Perry (right) was also found
Some of their families say they are now fearful that more women will be next.
‘I don’t want to ever scare people but reality is there are women dying at awful numbers,’ Robin Speaks, the sister of one of the women, told KGW8.
Kristin Smith, 22, was found on February 19. She had been missing since December
Her sister Joanna, a mother-of-three and recovering drug addict, was found dead in a barn in early April, just a few weeks after vanishing.
She died from blunt force injuries to the head and neck, and police say her body had been moved to the location where she was found once she’d been killed.
‘I don’t want to ever scare people but reality is there are women dying at awful numbers. Women need to pay attention and they need to know there are dangers and they’re clearly taking the lives of people we love,’ Robin added.
The first body was found on February 19.
Kristin Smith, 22, had been missing since late December. Her remains were found in a wooded area near an intersection in Pleasant Valley.
The coroner had not yet ruled on a cause of death. Her family set up a GoFundMe to help pay for her funeral expenses.
They had been conducting their own searches for her, and handed out missing person fliers.
On April 24, a few weeks after Joanna’s death, Charity Perry, 24, was found dead near Ainsworth State Park.
Police will not release any more details about her death for fear of compromising their investigation.
The same day, an unidentified woman who police believe is of Native American or Native Alaskan descent, was found dead near an Interstate.
Mother-of-three Joanna Speaks, left, was found dead in a barn. Her body had been moved there after she was killed, and she died as the result of blunt force injury to the head Right, Bridget Leann Ramsey Webster, 31, who was found dead on April 30
She had two distinct tattoos: a black music note with the letter V, and a Buddha on her right upper back.
When she was found dead, she was wearing rings and bracelets, a green long sleeve shirt, a black and white zip-up jacket, jeans and black and white Adidas cleats.
Bridget Leann Ramsey Webster, 31, was found dead on April 30.
Police say she was known to frequent central Portland.
The last body to be found was that of Ashley Real, 22. Her remains were spotted by a fisherman in a heavily wooded area in Eagle Creek on May 7.
She was last seen on surveillance footage at a fast food restaurant on March 27.
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