Body found in Columbia River is missing woman

WOODLAND — The Cowlitz County coroner says a body found recently in the Columbia River near Woodland is that of a St. Helens, Oregon, woman missing since January 2013.

The Daily News of Longview reported the coroner used dental records to identify the body of Lynn Paan-Saephan, 29, who disappeared from a residential mental health home. At the time, officials said she was “at risk” because she had a recent history of mental illness and might have been delusional.

The cause of death was drowning. Coroner Tim Davidson says the autopsy did not find signs of trauma or violence.

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