A Umatilla County woman reported missing on Saturday was found dead Sunday, according to a press release from the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office.
Janet Tobkin Conley, 62, was located on Sunday morning on the Bar M Ranch property by searchers and neighbors from the area. It appears she was swept away by rushing water, the release said.
“Our sympathies go out to the family and friends of Ms. Conley in this difficult time,” said Sgt. Dwight Johnson, Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office incident commander.
Her death is the only reported fatality associated with the flooding.
Volunteers from the Umatilla County Search and Rescue, as well as resources from the Oregon Air National Guard, began searching the area for Conley on Saturday.
Conley was reported missing from Bobsled Lane in the Bar M Ranch area of rural Umatilla County. She last seen around 7 p.m. Thursday in the Bar M Ranch area. Neighbors discovered she was missing Friday morning around 7 a.m. and she was reported missing to UCSO on Saturday morning.
Damage to transportation systems hindered many east Umatilla County residents’ ability to evacuate, and dozens were pulled out by helicopter over the weekend.