FAIRVIEW, Ore. -- The body of a woman was found at the entrance to Blue Lake Park Tuesday morning, police said.

Officers responding to a welfare check in the 21200 block of Northeast Blue Lake Road just after 7 a.m. and found the woman, according to Sgt. Bernie Meyer of the Fairview Police Department.

Citizens driving by noticed her and called the police, Meyer said. They came out as a welfare check that they saw this person lying on the side of the road.

The park was closed while the crime team was investigating.

The victim was identified as 35-year-old Tiffany Jenks. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Friends: Woman found dead at Blue Lake Park was beautiful, brilliant

The incident has shaken residents of the quiet upscale neighborhood.

When you've got something like a body-- that's worrisome, said resident Pam Trask. I guess it always worries you when you've got something going on in a neighborhood that you think is nice and safe.

Police spent part of the morning going door-to-door asking neighbors what they knew.

An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday, according to the Multnomah County Medical Examiners Office.


Nina Mehlhaf contributed to this report.

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