The Columbia County Sheriff's Office has identified the body of a woman found near the side of Neer City Road in Rainier as 18-year-old Sarah Elizabeth Zuber.
Deputies found Zuber, a Rainier resident, on Wednesday after receiving a report just after noon. The cause of death is still under investigation.
The incident resulting in Zuber's death is believed to have occurred in the late Tuesday or early morning Wednesday, according to a press release. It is believed to have occurred near the intersection of Neer City Road and Nick Thomas Road.
Further details have not been released.
Investigators from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, the St. Helens Police Department, Scappoose Police Department and the Oregon State Police are continuing the investigation, the release says.
Anyone with information about Zuber or the events leading up to her death should call the non-emergency dispatch number at (503) 397-1167 or the tip line for the Columbia Enforcement Narcotics Team at (503) 397-1167. Information can also be submitted to the sheriff's office through their online tip page https://bit.ly/2UD3bPn