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Posted on: May 2, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Missing Woman Found Deceased in Lane County area

Martha Berger


"The deceased female located on the bank of the McKenzie River yesterday afternoon has been identified as 67 year old Martha Berger of Eugene. Berger reportedly last communicated with her housing manager on Saturday and missed a medical appointment on Monday. She was reported as missing to the Eugene Police Department on May 2, 2018. Shortly after, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a deceased female on the bank of the McKenzie River, later identified as Ms. Berger.


The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death in conjunction with the Lane County Medical Examiner’s Office. The cause and manner of death have not yet been determined; however, there is no indication of foul play. Our thoughts are with Ms. Berger’s family and friends as they grieve." 

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This morning, Eugene Police took a report on a missing and endangered woman, Martha Berger, age 67.

Berger is reported to have last communicated with her housing manager on Saturday and has appeared despondent recently. When the agency did a welfare check, Berger was not at her residence and her vehicle was also gone. She missed a doctor’s appointment on Monday. She requires daily medications and left those in her apartment, along with her cell phone.

Berger can be described as a white female, 5’5” tall, weighing 180 pounds, with light grey hair, hazel eyes, and wearing unknown clothing. Her associated vehicle is a green 2003 Subaru Legacy, license plate 110CEW.

Eugene Police is continuing to investigate and follow up on potential leads as to Berger’s whereabouts and is asking anyone who has seen her or has information on her location to please contact the Eugene Police non-emergency line at 541-682-5111.

Case No. 18-07079

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