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Air, Ground, Internet Search for Missing Oregon Mother Continues into Day 7Kevin Hays Salem-News.com
Police will be conducting further aerial searches that will cover the west and central section of Yamhill County on Thursday and Friday.
(NEWBERG, Ore. ) - Thursday marks one week since an Oregon mom vanished after leaving her Dundee home to run errands, and was last seen getting gas at a Newberg gas station.
Family and friends of 38-year-old Jennifer Huston will continue their air and ground search again today, while Salem-News.com has learned that on the Find Jennifer Huston page on Facebook, searchers have started an interactive map where those who have searched areas for the missing mom, can post the locations where they have searched so others can focus on other locations in Oregon and Washington State.
On Wednesday, searchers used a helicopter to search Parrot Mountain, Bald Peak, Hagg Lake, and the Willamette River from Champoeg State Park to the Wheatland Ferry near Keizer. On the ground searches also took place in these areas, and even one person drove from Washington State, through Dundee, to Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast looking for any sign of Jennifer or her vehicle. Police river patrol boats have gone up and down the Willamette River the past couple of days as well.
Police will be conducting further aerial searches that will cover the west and central section of Yamhill County on Thursday and Friday, and friends and family also plan air and ground searches as well.
An updated bulletin asking for all law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for Huston and her vehicle was sent out again on Wednesday to all western states which includes Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California and Alaska.
Huston, a stay at home mom of two boys ages 3 and 6, was last seen July 24 in Newberg at the Circle K - 76 around 6:32 p.m. Detectives believe that she filled the fuel tank, and it is not known if she purchased fuel anywhere else, and the expected travelling range of Huston's vehicle on a tank of fuel is approximately 300-350 miles. Huston had several favorite places that she would visit with her family within the 300-350 mile range of Newberg, detectives added.
Her cell phone has been turned off or deactivated, and so far nobody has used any of her credit cards police said. Also her husband Kallen, has been cooperative through several interviews with police and has passed a polygraph examination.
As Salem-News.com was first to report, the family posted Sunday on the Find Jennifer Huston Facebook page, that they are offering a reward for information that bring Jennifer back home.
Since last Thursday, police have been working around the clock, along with friends, family members, and even complete strangers nationwide, trying to locate Huston, or her vehicle, a dark green 1999 Lexus SUV with Oregon license WXH-011.
Police added new information late Tuesday on the vehicle, that it has a "U" shaped crack in the windshield on the passenger side and there is a Yakima Ski Rack mounted on the roof.
Jennifer Huston is described as white, average build, 5'7, should length blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing black yoga pants with black and pink Nike running shoes.
If you see Jennifer, or her vehicle, police say to immediately call 9-1-1.
Jennifer's husband Kallen said, "We miss her very much, and me and my two boys really, really need her back home."
Surveillance video shows Huston purchasing gas Thursday and she appeared to be alone Newberg-Dundee Police Captain Jeff Kosmicki said. New video caught Huston on surveillance video purchasing Gatorade, a package of trail mix and a package of over the counter sleep aid pills from a local Rite Aide Drug store, just before she purchased gas.
Kosmicki added that as of this time, there is no known criminal nexus to this case, nor is there any known threat to the public. The case is being handled as a missing persons case.
A Twitter account has also been set-up at #FindJenniferHuston
If you see Jennifer, or her vehicle, call your local police department immediately, 911, or the Newberg-Dundee police at 503-538-8321.
Family members said Jennifer's actions would normally be to head for the Fred Meyer store in Newberg after she got fuel, or head for the Sherwood - Tualatin area.
Family members are also asking for donations to help offset the costs of finding Jennifer. You can make donations at: http://www.gofundme.com/c56wyk
The Newberg-Dundee Police Department would like to extend its thanks to the Portland Police Bureau, the Oregon State Police, the Titan Fusion Division of the Oregon Department of Justice, and the Marion County Sheriff's Office for their efforts in this case.
Salem-News.com will have more on this story as soon as it becomes available
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