Major Crimes Team continues Lake County body investigation



LAKE COUNTY, Ore. — An investigation continues where authorities are attempting to learn more about a body found last week northwest of Lakeview.

It belongs to 47-year-old Valerie Anette Watts (pictured) and was found next to a National Forest utility trailer according to Oregon State Police. The investigation that led to the body’s discovery followed Watts’ daughter reporting her missing to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office over two weeks earlier.

The cause of death has not been released, but it has been classified a homicide. Watts’ husband was arrested two days before the body’s discovery on an unrelated probation violation.

The Lake County Major Crimes Team is investigating.