Missing woman’s death natural, medical examiner says

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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A Battle Ground woman found dead at the end of May in a shed in Salmon Creek died from chronic ethanolism, according to the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Beverly Goheen, 33, went missing after she visited Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center on the early morning of Tuesday, April 29. Friends and family searching for her in the area discovered Goheen’s body nearly a month later in a shed in the 2000 block of Northeast 138th Street near the medical center.

The medical examiner’s office said the death from chronic ethanolism, otherwise known as chronic alcoholism, was natural.