The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the deceased as 32-year-old Joanna Speaks of Oregon
On April 8 at about 5:57 p.m., the Ridgefield Police Department and Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue responded to a report of a deceased person at an abandoned property near the 8000 block of S 5th St. in Ridgefield, Washington.
At the request of Ridgefield Police, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit (MCU), assisted by the Vancouver Police Major Crimes Unit, responded to investigate.
The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office later identified the deceased as 32-year-old Joanna Speaks of Oregon.
Speaks was located near an abandoned barn at 8004 S 5th St. and there are indications the body was moved to this location. This is being investigated as a homicide and no further details regarding the circumstances of the body are being released at this time.
CCSO is asking for the public’s assistance with this investigation. Please contact detectives if you are aware of any suspicious people or vehicles at or near 8004 S 5th St. in Ridgefield during the last few weeks. If you have recent contact with Joanna Speaks or have information about where she has been staying or who she has been associating with, please contact detectives.
If you have any information, contact the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit Tip Line at (564) 397-2847..
Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
- Opinion: Seven years of blessingsEditor Ken Vance reflects on the seven years since Clark County Today was launched as a community news website.
- Vancouver is expanding its ‘Safe Stay’ homeless housing programThe city of Vancouver is planning to open five “Safe Stay” shelters for homeless people, with each site providing up to 40 homeless people with their own private units.
- Opinion: Washington State Supreme Court narrowly upholds Inslee’s eviction moratoriumIn a 5-4 decision, the Washington State Supreme Court upheld Governor Inslee’s eviction moratorium during the pandemic.
- Legal expert tells Biden impeachment hearing: President ‘has lied’In his presentation, Jonathan Turley went into detail about the history of impeachment, what has been used as a standard in the past, and pointed out that investigations by Congress have proven the need for such hearings.
- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee tests positive for COVID-19 for the third timeWashington Governor Jay Inslee tests positive for COVID-19 for the third time, the first in May 2022 and again this February.
- Ridgefield Police Department recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month with vibrant pink patchesRidgefield is joining public safety agencies in Clark County and across the nation by participating in the “Pink Patch Project” for the sixth consecutive year this October.
- Public Health encourages residents to dispose of fallen leaves properlyAs colorful leaves begin to fall from trees, Clark County Public Health is encouraging residents to properly dispose of leaves to keep them out of streets and the landfill.