While the local police department had the audacity to lecture the general population about the supposed lack of connections among six deceased women who have been found since February, this has been released:

Kristin Smith: She went missing around the Mall 205/Gateway Transit Center in December of 2022. Her body was discovered off of 138th and SE Flavel (near a park and a large homeless camp) two months later. Her family was concerned about her being sex trafficked, and she was known to not have permanent housing. She had been known to frequent 82nd Avenue and downtown.

Charity Lynn Perry: Family said that she suffered from “extreme mental health issues, including schizophrenia.” Although from Longview, WA, she was known to frequent the infamous open
drug market at SW 4th and Washington in downtown Portland. Her body was found just off of I-84 near Ainsworth Park near Cascade Locks.

Bridget Webster: Having no permanent address, she was known to frequent Portland, Milwaukie, and Oregon City. Her body was found off Highway 18 near Mill Creek around the Sheridan, OR area, over 60 miles away from where she was known to hang out.

Ashley Real:  Nothing has been reported about her housing status. She was known to hang out around the Gateway Transit Center, which is near multiple homeless camps. She was last seen around SE 122nd
and Division. Her body was found over 15 miles away in Eagle Creek near Highway 224.

Joanna Sparks: She was a mother and the oldest of the women found. No information about is available regarding her housing status. She was found on South 5th Street in Ridgefield, WA, right off of I-5 in an
abandoned barn. The family says she had no connection to the area where she was found.

Unknown woman: She was found deceased in a tent off of I-205.

Similarities in the cases:

  • All of their bodies were found either near a highway, a park, or both, and dumped many miles away from their last known whereabouts.
  • Most did not have stable housing.
  • Most hung out in areas where drug dealing/use and/or sex trafficking are prevalent, and many hung out near large homeless camps.
  • 4 of the 5 women whose identities are known were in their 20s and were petite in stature.
  • It is presumed that the women had either mental health, drug dependency issues, or both.


If this is the work of a serial killer, he is shrewd enough to dump the women’s bodies in different areas and in different legal jurisdictions. He seems to have considerable familiarity with Portland and the surrounding area.  Like most serial killers, he seems to prey on the weak, slight in stature, and women in desperate situations.

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