Ellensburg woman identified as body found in Easton quarry

UPDATE on 11/19 at 10:45 am: The body found in a quarry in Easton, WA this week has been identified as a 31-year-old woman from Ellensburg.

According to a press release from the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office, the woman’s name is Amber Peters. Her family has been notified of her passing and detectives have been in communication with loved ones in the Ellensburg area and beyond about her recent activity.

The cause of her death is still under investigation, but anyone who has information to contribute is urged to contact Kittcom at 509-925-8534.

The following breaking news story has been left unaltered.


EASTON, Wash. — The body of a middle-aged woman was located near an active quarry in Kittitas County on Wednesday, launching an investigation by detectives based out of the region.

According to an alert from the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a report that a body was found near an active quarry in Easton on the morning of November 17.

When they arrived, deputies found the body of a middle-aged white woman with tattoos and shoulder-length hair with the tips dyed pink.

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Her body was laid out in the hillside rock cliffs formed by the quarry. Authorities have not released any further details about the woman, her identity, or any leads they may have on how she ended up there.

However, this woman’s death is being investigated by detectives from the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office. Her exact cause of death has not been identified.

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Now, local authorities are turning to the community they serve for further details regarding this woman’s death.  If you have any information that may contribute to their investigation, you’re urged to call Kittcom at 509-925-853.

This is a breaking news story. An update and/or follow-up will be issued once further details are publically revealed by the authorities.

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