Remains positively identified as Myrtle Creek woman

Remains positively identified as Myrtle Creek woman

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the remains found off of Coos Bay Wagon Road back in June are those of a missing 55-year-old Myrtle Creek woman.

A citizen found the remains of Deborah Natalie Schneider in late June. Detectives contacted the citizen, who took law enforcement to the area where the remains were discovered and they confirmed the remains were human.

They were found in the 8000 block of Coos Bay Wagon Road on private property owned by Seneca Jones Timber Company.

The Sheriff's office said they were notified by the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification that the remains have been positively identified through the use of DNA science as belonging to Debra Schneider.

Schneider had reportedly stated she was checking herself into an alcohol treatment center around the time of her disappearance, which was in the Spring of 2010.

This case is being investigated as homicide and is still under investigation.

If anyone has information concerning Schneider’s disappearance or death, they are encouraged to call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office – Detective’s Division at 541-440-4458 or the tip line at 541-957-2099.