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.
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.
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