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Jennifer Huston, 38: Missing Mom’s Cause Of Death Revealed — Suicide

Thu, August 7, 2014 9:18am EDT by 5 Comments

So sad. The cause of death of missing Oregon mom, Jennifer Huston, has finally been revealed. Police say that Jennifer committed suicide.

One of the many mysteries surrounding Jennifer Huston’s, 38, death has been solved. The Oregon wife and mom, whose body was discovered 12 days after her disappearance, committed suicide, medical examiners told police on Aug. 6.

Jennifer Huston’s Death Ruled A Suicide

Jennifer died of asphyxiation that medical examiners ruled a suicide on Aug. 6, according to NBC News. The body of the wife and mother-of-two was discovered Aug. 5 near her SUV on a road in Sheridan, Newberg-Dundee, police confirmed.

“We have lost our first born child,” Jennifer’s family said in a statement. “We have lost a wife and a mother. We don’t know what led Jennifer to this dark place and to this end and perhaps never will understand this.”

Jennifer’s body was found about 40 yards from her SUV and an empty box of sleeping pills and a note to her family were discovered inside the vehicle, Captain Jeff Kosmicki of the Newberg-Dundee Police Department said, according to USA Today.

Jennifer’s husband Kallen had reported her missing on July 24. She left her home to run errands and was seen on surveillance video filling her gas tank at a Circle K gas station. Afterwards, Jennifer was spotted on surveillance video again at a Rite-Aid where she allegedly purchased over-the-counter sleeping pills, trail mix and Gatorade, CBS News reported.

Upon her body being found, police said her death did not involve foul play.

Jennifer Huston’s Husband Never Gave Up Hope

Even after police stopped their search for Jennifer, Kallen believed there was still hope. He created the Facebook page called “Find Jennifer Huston” and gave constant updates on her case.

“Jennifer, if you can see this or hear this, I love you,” Kallen said in a statement on Aug. 2. “You’ve got a ton of support from the community, if you can come home… please do so. The boys need you. I need you.”

Jennifer leaves behind her husband and two sons, ages 2 and 6.

Our thoughts go out to Jennifer’s family and friends during this difficult time.

— Avery Thompson

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