A report said on Monday that the remains of a missing Oregon mother were discovered outside a barn in a remote area of Washington State.
According to KGW-TV, police believe Joanna Speaks’s body was “moved” to the barn in Ridgefield, Wash., after the mother of three was killed by blunt force trauma to the head.
According to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Speaks’ death is being investigated as a homicide.
Ariel Hamby, the woman’s stepsister, was astounded by the grisly discovery.
“It keeps me awake at night thinking about whoever did this to her, blunt force trauma to the head and neck, which is violent, and that person is still walking around,” Hamby said.
Speaks is survived by three children: a seven-year-old girl and two adolescent boys.
The family established a GoFundMe page to assist with her funeral expenses.
“Her children have made it clear that they would like to keep a piece of her with them, but also have a place to visit where her name and life will be engraved and never forgotten,” according to the GoFundMe page’s description. “We’re hoping we can at least give them that.”
There has been no identification of a suspect in her death.