An autopsy has revealed how Jennifer Huston died.  The Oregon Medical Examiner says Huston took her own life and died from asphyxiation.  Toxicology tests will take more time to complete.

Police found an empty box of sleeping pills that Huston bought at a Rite Aid store in Newberg.  She filled the tank on her SUV and the tank was full when the vehicle was examined.

Police were not able to find any connection with the owners of the property where she stopped her vehicle and it wasn't damaged.

Her cell phone was analyzed and police found nothing suspicious.

The medical examiner report shows she died soon after the time she was reported missing.

The Hillside Church has offered to accept any notes, cards, and flowers on behalf of the Huston family. Please contact Pastor Zach Elliott at, to make arrangements for gifts or other contributions 

The family released this statement:

Our hearts ache today. 

We have lost our first born child. We have lost a wife and a mother. 

We don't know what lead Jennifer to this dark place and to this end and perhaps never will understand this. 

We are incredibly thankful to family, friends, community and media for their searching, supporting and getting the information out that lead to locating Jennifer's car and finding Jennifer. 

Additionally, we are grateful for the support of those who took the time share their words of encouragement and prayers on FaceBook and helped fund the extensive search efforts. 

This community really came together to support this effort as so many could relate to a mother of two small children and a husband desperately looking for his wife. 

We also appreciate all the efforts of the Newberg-Dundee Police Department with support from other law enforcement agencies, on our behalf to find Jennifer. 

Lastly I'd like to thank the media for the viral coverage to get the message out of our search for Jennifer. We appreciated the sensitivity to our desperate search for her. 

At this time we are respectfully ask for privacy from the media for Kallen, the boys and our extended family and friends. 

The family will be holding a Celebration of Life at a yet to be determined date, time and location. We will post this on the "Find Jennifer Huston" FaceBook page when arrangements have been finalized. 

The City of Newberg will also post this information on their website and FaceBook page. 


Bill & Deborah Turner