Allyson Joy Watterson

Allyson Joy Watterson, image courtesy WCSO

NORTH PLAINS, OR (KPTV)- The Washington County Medical Examiner confirmed the remains found on Saturday were those of Allyson Watterson.

The final cause of Watterson’s death has not been determined and detectives will continue to follow up any tips that come in about the case.

The Sheriff’s office said they “offers their sincerest condolences to the family as they have faced unthinkable circumstances for the past six months since Allyson was first reported missing. We’d also like to thank everyone who helped in the extensive search efforts and to those who provided valuable tips and information to our investigators during this time.”

Watterson disappeared near North Plains days before Christmas last year after initial reports she and her boyfriend, Benjamin Garland, were hiking in the area.

According to investigators, he was the last person Allyson was with.

Garland is currently in prison after pleading guilty to several charges, unrelated to her disappearance.

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(2) comments


Why show that illuminati symbol all the time. Certainly there has to be other photos of her. And why was she found on Soltice Day? Super strange. Then there's 2 different stories- one where they say they were hiking and the other that says they were not hiking. They can't get it right? They're the investigating news organization and they can't get it right?


She seems to have been such a bright light. My world is a little darker knowing that she is gone. Peace be with her and her family.

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