Earlier this week deputies with the SeaTac police were shocked and horrified to find a duffle bag containing the remains of a human body outside of the Abbey Ridge Apartments complex in SeaTac. Today the King County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the deceased.
The King County medical examiner has identified the body as that of 23-year-old Jenna K. Ferguson, a young woman from Payson, Utah.
According to the Sheriff’s Office Ferguson had come to Seattle as part of a church led rehabilitation program with Gethseman Ministries Church. She was last seen with the group around July 7 or 8 at which time she walked away from the program.
News outlets in Utah have begun reporting that Ferguson had a long history with substance abuse and run-ins with the law. According to court records in Utah Ferguson had prior convictions for theft, shoplifting and possession of a controlled substance.
Ferguson’s aunt, Cody Dame, released a statement to news outlets in Utah on Friday night stating: