Marie Hanson Update

I have been holding this post for awhile, and needed to publish it.

As such, I'll be back with the series on Nikki LaDue January next week.

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Missing person Marie Hanson's remains were found by authorities on October 9, 2011.



Her body and jewelry were located buried in Skamania County, WA--about 1/2 mile from where she was last camped at the Rainbow Gathering's annual event.   

Initial information from the autopsy was inconclusive as to a cause of death, and full toxicology reports were not available yet.

As one would expect, determining how the woman died is essential in clarifying the reported suspicious behaviors of the man and his girlfriend that Ms. Hanson attended the event with.

Because, if authorities cannot categorize the death as a crime, it will likely be closed (pending any additional information) and forgotten--similar to what was done in the missing person and then death case of Sgt. Patrick Rust.   

So, though the "missing person" portion of the case has ended, the family's pain continues as they wonder whether someone got away with murder.

23 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

Her poor family.

Pat Hatt said...

Sometimes all answers get you is more questions. Then the dreaded word "inconclusive" gets you nothing. Hopefully something will come to light.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hiya .. yes - really dreadful for the family - and I do hope some leads are found ...

Not a happy time especially now - reminds us how lucky we are .. Hilary

Stephen Tremp said...

This has to be so frustrating, not knowing what happened or if foul play was involved. How many cases involve the "inconclusive" word .... too many.

Rachna Chhabria said...

I feel bad for the family members of such people who go missing and then their remains are found without a definite reason for their death.

Brian Miller said...

at least they know...now hopefully they will get some justice you know...

Clarissa Draper said...

That is so sad. I hope they are able to bring the killer to justice.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Not knowing would be so hard.

SuziCate said...

This is so sad when things like this happen and the family is left with so many questions.

ZaSu Says said...

When you say buried do you mean deep in the woods or actually under ground.
You know what this reminds me of is Christine Walters. They never found her at all.
Thank you for the update. Her family is in my prayers. It will be a difficult Christmas without Marie for them.

BobKat said...

Very tragic! I had held onto hope for Marie Hanson...

Shauna Nosler said...

You know something ... I don't know how you find out about so many stories like this ... you amaze me ... your dedication is unreal. you need to be a common voice of a major publication and if I have ever had enough clout to make that offer i would!

Holly Lefevre said...

I can always count on you for my daily dose of mystery. It is very sad about this lady though.

Maxi said...

This case makes one wonder how many people get away with murder.

j. littlejohn said...

I hadn't heard about this part of the story yet... interesting. Hope they make the right decision.

Carol Kilgore said...

How can they close the case if the cause of death is undetermined? The woman didn't bury herself. Maybe they have no leads, but the case shouldn't be closed. Even if she died a natural death and her friends buried her, the family needs to know.

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

I hope this will help them discover the truth. So sad.

Carrie said...

Please clarify. Do you mean found in the woods of WA or found "buried" in the woods of WA? Thanks,

Slamdunk said...

@ Anonymous: Good point that I should have clarified earlier. "Buried" was not the correct term here. I should have used partially covered--authorities did not release much on this aspect of the case, but she was not buried in the traditional sense.

My error--thanks for the catch.

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Anonymous said...

Were the toxicology results ever completed? Does anyone know what the final say was? I followed this search from the beginning and it's such a terrible end. :(

christine beaudry said...

Just stumbled on this tragic story and wanted to learn more about it....I read a detailed report on the area and who she went camping with.....I find it odd the person she was with let her roam thru the woods alone and then did not look very hard for her when she was so so sick and did not come back....I think he knows more than he is willing to tell..................a lot more....................

christine beaudry said...

I stumbled across the story of Marie Hanson and wanted to learn more...thus I read a detailed account of where and with who she was with when went missing....It seems to me that if she was so ill and stumbled down the walk that any person would not let her wander off by herself.....and if so unconcerned he did ....he did not get the word out in a urgent way for a search team to look for her....He knows more than he is willing to tell......and he has answers............