GRAND COULEE, Wash. (AP) — The Grant County coroner confirms that a body uncovered by melting snow in Grand Coulee, Wash., is that of a woman who disappeared last month.
Coroner Craig Morrison on Monday identified the body as that of 42-year-old Jamie Marie Breckenridge of Grand Coulee. After an autopsy, he said further investigation will be needed to determine the cause and manner of death.
Sheriff’s spokesman Kyle Foreman says the body was found Sunday by a neighbor near the intersection of Highway 174 and Highway 155.
Breckenridge was last seen the night of Jan. 22 at a service station on Highway 174.
Foreman says snow that covered the area has been melting.