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Apr-06-2007 17:55printcomments

Clackamas Sheriff Identifies Deceased Female Found in Molalla River

toxicology and related laboratory examination results may not become available to investigators for several weeks.

55-year old Donna Laverne Schmidt
55-year old Donna Laverne Schmidt
Photo: Clackamas Sheriff

(OREGON CITY) - The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has received confirmation, in cooperation with the Oregon State Medical Examiners Office, that the deceased body recovered from the Molalla River earlier this morning is positively identified as 55-year old Donna Laverne Schmidt.

Donna Schmidt was formally reported as a missing person on March 22nd by her husband, Mark Irvin Schmidt, to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

They both lived at 36111 S Dickey Prairie Road, in Molalla.

Donna Schmidt had previously been indicted and lodged in the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Jail, September 5th, 2006 for charges documented as Identity theft and tampering with drug records. As a result of these two conviction she had been formally placed on probation with Clackamas County Community Corrections.

A Clackamas County spokesman says that in these types of forensic examinations; toxicology and related laboratory examination results may not become available to investigators for several weeks. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has accomplished all of the necessary and considerate family notifications.




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summer October 6, 2010 9:38 pm (Pacific time)

i think shes my mom looks like her did she had 4 children tisa Cameron Anthony and summer. im summer and i think this is my birth mom i was put up for adoption


summer October 6, 2010 9:38 pm (Pacific time)

i think shes my mom looks like her did she had 4 children tisa Cameron Anthony and summer. im summer and i think this is my birth mom i was put up for adoption


Anonymous November 7, 2007 10:12 am (Pacific time)

Regardless of the circumstances, although tragic, she is gone. The family has done it's best to make their peace. She was a wonderful woman and should be remembered for her joy and grace. I know I am a far better person for having known her and so are countless others. Peace be with you Donna.


Jodi November 6, 2007 6:30 pm (Pacific time)

I too remember Donna mentioning that she and her husband had a very turbulent relationship,and that if something were to happen to her to investigate the actions of Mark Irvin Schmidt.

From Salem-News: Jodi, Jari and anyone else who is contributing information, can you please email me at tim@salem-news.com so I can ask you a few things in a non public forum?

Thank you,
Tim King


Jari November 6, 2007 3:54 pm (Pacific time)

Before her death, Donna had serious concerns about her personal safety and said if anything were to happen, if she were found in the river, to look into it. I don't know the medical details, but I am highly suspicious of cause of death being an accident or at her own hand. This needs more investigation. Ask her friends and family and they will all tell you the same story. Her marriage was not well. Her husband was not understanding in the least and she spent many many nights away from home.


Bernard Wilmes May 30, 2007 1:03 pm (Pacific time)

Not only did she not do this to herself, but she did not drown. The Priminary Coranors report found no water in the lungs and no identifiable trama to the body. As of 5/30/07 the cause and time of death is still undetermined.


Elizabeth April 18, 2007 5:14 am (Pacific time)

This is not the Donna I knew. I can hardly believe she would do this to herself.

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