WOMAN FOUND DECEASED IN UMPQUA RIVER
Roseburg Police Dept.
In this earlier release we indicated the decedent was released to the custody of the Medical Examiner. For clarification purposes the appropriate title is the Douglas County Medicolegal Death Investigator. A Medicolegal Death Investigator investigates deaths, they do not determine cause and manner of death. Cause and manner of death is determined by the Chief Medical Examiner or a Deputy State Medical Examiner, who is a licensed physician.
On January 25th, 2021 just after 3:30 PM, Roseburg Police Officers and other emergency services personnel responded to the Umpqua River behind Gaddis Park in Roseburg. A passerby reported seeing a body floating in the river in that area. Officers located an adult female, deceased, floating face-down in approximately 3 feet of water.
The Douglas County Medical Examiner was contacted and responded to the scene. During the investigation the decedent was identified as a 37 year old female from Glendale, Oregon. Her family was contacted and they advised they hadn't seen or heard from her in 4-6 weeks. They further said she had some health issues and was living a transient lifestyle.
Investigators did not observe any signs of foul play and the medical examiner took custody of the decedent.