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Searchers believe they have found the body of a murdered Bend woman, but the Santiam River is to treacherous to recover it. On Saturday, kayakers spotted the body trapped in tree branches in an eddy of the Santiam. It's believed to be the body of murdered Bend woman Lori Blaylock. By the time Marion County deputies hiked into the remote location, they opted to try to recover the body Sunday. However, after repeated attempts divers had to give up because the current is unsafe.   Recent rains have caused the outflow from Detroit Reservoir to double to 5,000 CFS as of yesterday. Officials say no positive identification of the body has yet been made, but searchers say the timing and location of the discovery make it highly likely that it's the body of Lori Blaylock. Her husband Steven has been arrested and is charged with her murder. He is due back in court next week.

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  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.