Portland woman found dead in storage unit

Portland woman found dead in storage unit

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by Teresa Blackman

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Posted on July 23, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 24 at 5:51 AM

GRESHAM, Ore. – The body of a missing Portland woman was found inside a Gresham storage unit last weekend, police said.

The woman was identified as 18-year-old Anisa Marie Swearingen. Police said she had been reported missing on July 18. Investigators have not released details on the suspected cause of death.

Swearingen’s body was found in a unit at Money Saver Mini Storage at 19215 NE Halsey after the manager of the facility opened the door to investigate a foul odor.

The body had been decomposing, investigators said. An autopsy followed, as part of the investigation.

“As this investigation continues, police are asking anybody who believes that they saw Ms. Swearingen around the time she was reported missing on July 18 to call the Gresham Police Tip Line at 503.618.2719,” said Sgt Claudio Grandjean with the Gresham Police Department.

Swearingen was described as a white female, about 4- feet, 11 inches tall and weighing around 115 pounds. She had brown hair and brown eyes and had several tattoos including musical notes on her neck and the name "Shiloh" on the back of her neck, as well as other tattoos on her right hand. She had been wearing blue jeans and a tan sweater when she was last seen.

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