Husband of missing Oregon mom: ‘I have a feeling she’s in a ditch’

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Jennifer Huston (Photo: KPTV via NDN)

DUNDEE, OR (KPTV) — Flanked by her parents and other friends and family, the husband of a missing Dundee woman fought back tears as he answered questions Monday about the search for Jennifer Huston.

After days of working with law enforcement, sharing photos on social media and posting fliers around the Yamhill County community and beyond, Kallen Huston said it feels as though they’ve exercised every option they can think of to find her.

Jennifer Huston left her home Thursday evening to run errands, with her husband taking care of their 2- and 6-year-old boys, and never returned.

“Look off to the left and to the side of the highways,” he said. “Her car is very large. It would wipe out any shrubs or small trees. I have a feeling she’s in a ditch somewhere.”

Police said Monday at a press conference that Jennifer Huston was caught on surveillance video at a Newberg bank about 10 minutes before surveillance cameras again captured her at a gas station.

Her cell phone appears to have been turned off or disconnected at some point in that time frame, according to investigators, because it stopped sending signals.

Police said nothing from the images or witness statements leads them to believe anyone else was in the SUV with her. The SUV is a 1999 Lexus LX 470 with Oregon plates WXH 011.

Officers describe this as a missing person investigation, stating there is no evidence a crime has been committed. Kallen Huston and other family members have been interviewed by detectives.

"I'd like to also stress this is totally unlike her," Kallen Huston said. "She's a devoted mother. She's just a very good person. For her to do something like this is completely out of the norm. All of her friends would agree."

Kallen Huston said they have friends from Texas to Japan and he's reached out to all of them to see if they've heard from his wife.

He said they've been together for 17 years and have a 10th wedding anniversary on the horizon.

Kallen Huston noted his wife had complained about persistent headaches for three days prior to her disappearance, but he said it wasn't something that concerned either of them enough to go to the doctor.

Kallen Huston said they are working on putting together a fund to offer a reward for Jennifer Huston's safe return.

"Any lead we can get, big or small, we'd ask they call the police department," he said.

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  • Duhnigreus

    You’re right, Joe. It IS a crying shame, what’s happened to our country and the West in general. We’ll nonetheless pray this lovely Aryan woman is found alive and safely returned to her family.

  • nelsosj

    Before jumping on the Border Jumping Criminal bandwagon.
    (Although that is a very likely scenario)
    Search and Rescue should WALK the entire route she may have taken between the gas station and her home. I would like to see these folks eliminate the possibility of an accident where the car may not be seen from the road. Look for tire tracks and stuff, check any local lakes, and rivers.

  • countryjoe

    Went to the bank….went to a gas station…….hmmmm……I know these are normal “errands” and the story doesn’t say if she was depositing or withdrawing from the bank but it kinda makes you think that maybe she was planning on taking a trip.

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