CAMAS, Wash. – A 40-year-old Camas woman who went missing on Wednesday was found dead in a creek in Lacamas Park on Friday.
The family identified the body found in the Potholes area as Alisha McRay.
Foul play is not suspected, according to Camas police. The Clark County medical examiner will determine a cause of death.
McRay’s van was found Wednesday night parked at a Lacamas Park public parking lot, near Northeast Everett Street. It was locked, and her phone and wallet were still inside.
A plane searched the park Wednesday night but did not locate McRay. A search and rescue team went through the park Thursday morning but did not find her.
McRay has three kids, her family said, and loved them dearly.
She was last seen dropping her kids off at school Wednesday morning, police said. She was reported missing Wednesday afternoon after she didn’t pick up one of her children from school.
Her family said it was completely out of her character.
“She’s a woman of faith, she loves her three kids and would do anything for them. She’s a great sister and loved by her two parents,” sister Sherie Ludlow said before McRay's body was found.
“She’s a sweet person, a lot of humor. She’s a wonderful to be around, and always talking about her children,” said father Darrel Miller.
McRay's family had been searching the Lackamas Lake area, focusing near Pothole Falls. They said she lived in the area for about 20 years, and often liked to walk by the lake.
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