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Case involving woman found dead north of Banks linked to another death in California

The case involving a woman found dead north of Banks is now tied to another case of a woman who was ruled to have died by suicide in California, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said. 

The sheriff’s office first revealed October 22 that Jessica Hart, 42, was found dead about five miles north of Banks and reported to law enforcement October 17. 

Hart was found in the area of NW Sellers and Linklater Roads, and her death was determined by detectives to be suspicious. 

Now, a friend of Hart’s is dead, dying in early October in California. 

“Investigators learned one of Hart's friends also died in California around the same time,” the sheriff’s office said in a . . .

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