Kallen Huston by now is a known face to media outlets; he is the husband of missing Oregon woman Jennifer Houston, who was last seen July 24 after stopping at a Rite Aid in Newberg, Oregon, for Gatorade, trail mix and sleeping pills according to reports.
A devastated husband and father, Kallen, sobbed during a press conference Monday in which he begged her to come home. Her body was found the next day.
At a press conference this week, Mr Huston – who has passed a polygraph test – said he believed that finding his wife’s 99 Lexus would be the key to finding her.
Sadly after a massive search was conducted, Kallen’s wife was found and her death has been ruled as a suicide.
The mother of two was discovered dead Tuesday near her Lexus SUV on a rural road in Yamhill County, local station KTPV reports. There was no sign of foul play.
She told her husband, Kallen Huston, she had some errands to run, but then never returned home.
The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Huston died of asphyxiation.
Her body was found around 40 yards from her SUV, and an empty box of sleeping pills and personal items were found inside the vehicle, according to Captain Jeff Kosmicki of Newberg-Dundee police.
A note to her family was also found in the SUV.
Mrs Huston was a stay-at-home mother to her two sons, aged two and six.
Huston’s family issued the following statement following Jennifer’s death:
Our hearts ache today.
We have lost our first born child. We have lost a wife and a mother.
We don’t know what lead Jennifer to this dark place and to this end and perhaps never will understand this.
We are incredibly thankful to family, friends, community and media for their searching, supporting and getting the information out that lead to locating Jennifer’s car and finding Jennifer.
Additionally, we are grateful for the support of those who took the time share their words of encouragement and prayers on FaceBook and helped fund the extensive search efforts.
At this time we are respectfully ask for privacy from the media for Kallen, the boys and our extended family and friends.
Kallen along with his late wife, produced two adorable children, two small sons, Jack and Luke.
The once happy couple –who had a joint Facebook profile –say on the favorite quotes section:
“Love Generously..Praise Loudly..Love Fully”
The Facebook page “Find Jennifer Huston” confirmed the sad news, posting, “Thank you to everyone who has helped us search for Jennifer. We are grieving at this time and ask that we be given privacy.”
40-year-old Kallen Ty Huston from Dundee, Oregon, is a Territory Sales Representative at Codel Entry Systems –which provides high quality custom configured steel and fiberglass entry door systems.
According to his LinkedIn he received studies in Architectural Drafting, Building Design at Clover Park Technical College, which attended from 1992-1994.
Mr Huston, who has passed a polygraph test, told investigators his wife had been complaining of a headache for several days before she went out but said nothing else was out of the ordinary.
We send our condolences to Mr. Huston and the rest of the family.