Oregon teen's remains may be Green River victim

PORTLAND — A possible Oregon link to the "Green River" serial killer in Seattle is under investigation after the remains of a 16-year-old Portland girl were identified 26 years after she was reported missing.

The Washington County sheriff's office in Hillsboro announced Tuesday that the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office had identified the remains of Angela Marie Girdner.

The skeletal remains were found in April 1985 in a wooded area near the Tualatin Country Club in suburban Washington County, one of four bodies discovered within a mile of each other that year. The medical examiner's office said dental records that recently became available led to the identification.

Deputies said convicted killer Gary Ridgway denies any involvement in the death of Girdner but investigators are revisiting the case.

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