(TheRedAlertNews.com) – HAPPENING NOW: The police are investigating the mysterious deaths of six women in and around Portland, Oregon, over the past six months. They are trying to determine if these deaths are related and if they might be the work of a serial killer.
The six women were found deceased within a 100-mile radius of each other. Their bodies were discovered on the sides of roads, in forested areas, or in remote rural locations from February until the previous month, as reported by KGW8.
Multiple law enforcement agencies, five in total, are involved in the investigation of these deaths. As per official reports and local news, at least three of these agencies have confirmed that they are collaborating with others to ascertain if the cases are linked and whether a single individual could be responsible.
The latest case involves 22-year-old Ashley Real, whose body was found in a dense forest near Eagle Creek on May 7. She was last seen in late March at a transit center.
Another woman, Joanna Speaks, disappeared around the same time as Ashley, and her body was found in a remote area of Clark County on April 8. The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office reported that she had died from blunt force trauma to the head and neck, classifying her death as a homicide.
So far, Joanna’s is the only case where the authorities have officially disclosed the cause of death.
Joanna’s sister, Robyn Speaks, expressed her concern to KGW8 about the increasing number of women found dead in the region. She said, “I don’t want to ever scare people but reality is there are women dying at awful numbers.” Robyn added that her family closely follows each case, discusses the details, and speaks with detectives to identify any commonalities.
A representative of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, which is probing one of the deaths, confirmed that detectives are exploring potential links. They said, “Our detectives are following up on every lead in this case, including several tips that are coming in from the public and comments being made on social media.”
Sheriff’s offices from Polk and Multnomah County also said they are coordinating with other agencies about these deaths.
The remains of Bridget Webster were found on April 30 in Polk County. A week before, Charity Perry’s body was discovered in Ainsworth State Park on April 24. Perry had gone missing in early March.
On the same day as Perry’s body was found, the remains of an unidentified Native American woman were discovered near Interstate 205 and Southeast Flavel Street in Portland. In a location less than three miles away, 22-year-old Kristin Smith was found dead on Feb. 19 near Southeast Deardorff Road and Flavel Street in Portland. She had been missing since December 2022.
While the police are actively seeking a connection among these cases, they have not released any information about potential suspects they might be considering.