Lewis County Woman Found Dead Off Littlerock Road Near Black River, Thurston Sheriff's Office Says


A 47-year-old Lewis County woman — the focus of a search-and-rescue effort that began Tuesday afternoon — was found dead Wednesday morning, according to the Thurston County Sheriff's Office.

The woman's body was found in the 14000 block of Littlerock Road Southwest, not far from a public access area that serves the Black River.

The cause of her death will be determined by the Thurston County Coroner, Sgt. Chris Packard said. He said there were no obvious signs of foul play or trauma to the body.

They also are not currently looking for suspects, he said.

Meanwhile, the vehicle the woman left behind was broken into and stolen credit cards were used in the area, he said. Two men are in custody as a result. They also are not considered to be connected to the woman's death, he said.

The search for the woman, who was reported missing, began about noon Tuesday. A dive team also searched the Black River and then the search was suspended due to darkness. It resumed about 9 a.m. Wednesday. She was found about 10 a.m., Packard said.