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Deputies ID Astoria woman found dead on side of Clackamas Co. road

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AIR 12 over the scene where a woman's body was found on the side of the road Thursday (Photo: KPTV) AIR 12 over the scene where a woman's body was found on the side of the road Thursday (Photo: KPTV)
Photo of Katherine Rusk provided by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Photo of Katherine Rusk provided by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.
BORING, OR (KPTV) -

Detectives are working to determine how a woman died after her body was discovered on the side of a Clackamas County road Thursday morning. 

The Clackamas County Sheriff's office said the medical examiner, homicide detectives and others responded after receiving calls about a body on the side of Southeast 282nd Avenue near Haley Road in Boring at 6:45 a.m.

Deputies initially said the person who died was a man, but later corrected that information. She was identified Thursday afternoon as Katherine Rusk, 38, of Astoria.

Deputies released a previous Clackamas County Jail booking photo of Rusk. 

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said preliminary indications are that she was hit by a vehicle. 

Investigators are exploring the possibility that the death was the result of a hit-and-run, however the investigation is continuing and an autopsy has not been completed.

Investigators want to hear from anyone with information about vehicles in the area of Southeast 282nd Avenue near Haley Road in Boring over the last day, as well as any vehicles with fresh unexplained damage that could be the result of a hit-and-run.

Anyone with information about Rusk or her death is urged to contact the sheriff's office using the tip line at 503-723-4949 or online at web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp and reference case #16-5803.

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