Teen found dead along Highway 6 was shot

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Oregon State Police say a girl whose body was found along Highway 6 east of Tillamook was shot to death.

An autopsy confirmed Sunday that Kayla Ann Hendrickson, 16, of the Beaverton, Ore., area, died of gunshot wounds.

Police say a person of interest in the case fatally shot himself in northern California on Saturday. The man’s name was not immediately released.

Oregon State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings says a state trooper found Hendrickson’s body late Friday after a witness reported a full-size pickup stopped on the highway shoulder, with a man and woman outside it.

Police say the person of interest was seen in Humboldt County, Calif., in a vehicle matching the pickup’s description.