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News Release
Kristin Smith family photo 1
Kristin Smith family photo 1
Missing Woman's Remains Located in the Pleasant Valley Neighborhood, Death Investigation Underway (Photo) - 05/25/23

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. Her family has been notified of her death and provided the attached photographs for public release.

As this is an ongoing investigation, the Medical Examiner’s Office and the Portland Police Bureau will not be releasing any additional details at this time.

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

Photo descriptions:
1. Photo of Kristin Smith’s face
2. Kristin Smith in a brown floral dress standing next to a vehicle


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