Questions remain after missing womans body found

first_imgGRESHAM, Ore. — The discovery of a 21-year-old woman’s body on a remote, forested mountain gave a terrible answer to the family, friends and church members who worked so hard to find her.But it remained unclear Saturday what led police to a neighbor who quickly emerged as a suspect in her death.Jonathan Holt, 24, a resident of the Gresham apartment complex where Whitney Heichel lived with her husband, was arrested for investigation of aggravated murder Friday night, about the same time her body was found on Larch Mountain, east of Gresham.He was scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Clackamas County.Police said autopsy results would not be released Saturday and dismissed speculation that Holt was anything more than as an acquaintance of Heichel’s.“There is no evidence that has surfaced in the investigation leading investigators to believe there was anything more,” according to a city news release.Heichel reportedly left her apartment Tuesday morning for her job as a Starbucks barista. She never showed up for her 7 a.m. shift, and three hours later, her husband, Clint, called police. He told them he tried to reach Whitney multiple times after her boss alerted him that she hadn’t arrived.last_img

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