Reported sighting of missing Ore. mom on Wash. ferry


FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. - Investigators are checking surveillance video from the Washington state ferry system to see if they can confirm a report that a missing Oregon woman was spotted Friday on the ferry out of Anacortes to Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands.

A couple who notified deputies told KPTV they saw a woman fitting Jennifer Huston's description sitting next to them on the ferry. They said the woman had a band aid on her left cheek, reports the station.

The couple was also reportedly able to give a description of Huston's car, down to the cracked windshield.

San Juan County Undersheriff Bruce Distler says the tip is worth checking out.

The 38-year-old Dundee woman, who is a mother of two, was last seen last July 24 running errands. A search was conducted in Yamhill County, Ore., and along the Willamette River.

Authorities are reportedly trying to obtain security footage from ferry security so that they can confirm whether or not the woman was Huston.

"I hope that it's her and I hope they find her, like right now," Huston's husband, Kallen Huston said, according to the station.

Police said last week that the missing woman's husband had taken a polygraph and passed.

Huston's family says she spent time in the San Juans in the past. She grew up in Tacoma and Gig Harbor.

According to a family flier, Huston was last seen wearing black and pink Nike shoes and yoga pants. She is 5-foot-7-inches tall and has blond shoulder-length hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Dundee Police Department at (503)-538-8321.