Missing Ore. woman's body found, man arrested

October 20, 2012 - 1:33 AM
Missing Oregon Woman

This department of motor vehicles image provided by the City of Gresham, Ore., shows Whitney Heichel. Police said Friday Oct. 19, 2012, that children playing outside an apartment complex have found the cellphone of Heichel, an Oregon woman who vanished three days ago under suspicious circumstances. Authorities said the phone will be examined Friday for clues about what happened to Heichel after she failed to show up for work Tuesday morning.(AP Photo/DMV via City of Gresham)

GRESHAM, Ore. (AP) — Police in the east Portland suburb of Gresham, Ore., say they have found the body of a young woman who vanished Tuesday on her way to work and have arrested a neighbor for investigation of aggravated murder.

Police Chief Craig Junginger said late Friday night that searchers found the body of 21-year-old Whitney Heichel (HIKE-el) on a forested mountain east of Gresham.

The chief said police have arrested a 24-year-old male acquaintance who lived in the same apartment complex.