The Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office said the death of a north Portland woman reported missing over the weekend appears to be of natural causes.
Deputies said the cause of death is pending the results of additional tests, including toxicology.
Elizabeth Hoppes' body was found in a Clackamas Town Center mall parking area, between the Claim Jumper restaurant and Barnes and Noble bookstore, around 12:20 a.m. Monday.
Sheriff's investigators and a medical examiner responded to the scene after getting a call from a security officer who found her in her car.
Hoppes' daughter said there will be a vigil for her mother at Holy Redeemer Church on Rosa Parks Way on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Hoppes was reported missing after dropping her son off at his school in north Portland on Friday morning.
Police said Hoppes never arrived at work. Over the weekend, her daughter and other family members passed out flyers on the west side, Beaverton and Hillsboro, and then drove to Estacada, where they posted the flyers at area trailheads.
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