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Remains Found Are Tentatively Identified
The remains of a woman found in July in Douglas County have been tentatively identified, and the sheriff's office says a homicide investigation is under way. A statement Thursday from the sheriff's office says the remains are believed to be those of a Myrtle Creek woman, 55-year-old Deborah Schneider, who has been missing since 2010.
The sheriff's office said she was reported to have told a friend she was considering entering an alcohol treatment center in 2010. Her family reported her missing in January 2011, saying there had been no contact with her for more than a year.
The remains were found west of Roseburg on timber company land. A search turned up evidence that included clothing. The sheriff's office said positive identification through DNA testing could take months.