Katrina Dawn Sweaney, age 25, was last seen in Grants Pass, Oregon on March 5, 1998.
There are conflicting reports of the exact details surrounding her disappearance, but both reports agree that Katrina left her home, stating that she was traveling northbound, and that she would be back that night or the following morning. Katrina lived at her parents’ home with her three children, whom she left behind.
NamUs and Charley Project state that Katrina told her parents that she would be traveling to Roseburg, Oregon with her husband and a friend to help her stay awake during the drive. Roseburg is just over an hour north of Katrina’s home in Grants Pass.
Newspaper articles state that she told her parents she would be traveling somewhere north of Grants Pass, with a couple she had recently met. They suggested she could have been headed to Roseburg. Her parents said they did not see the couple or the car she left in, and they were not suspicious at the time.
Katrina’s family told police that Katrina was involved with drugs at the time, and public records indicated that she’d obtained two restraining orders against the same domestic partner in 1995 and 1996. Her family does not believe she would have left her children behind, and stated that she was good about calling if she was going to be gone longer than anticipated.
There is a Jane Doe that was found, according to NamUs, on McGregor Road, 1.5 miles north of Highway 26 near milepost 29, in Astoria Oregon. I cannot find this location on a map, although I’m not sure that matters.
Jane Doe: 5’2, 110 lbs. Age 16-30. Estimated time of death: 1998-1999. Clothing: Degraded Levi 501 jeans, size 33 x 34, medium sized “Xileration” brand belt, black leather with a silver “peace” symbol buckle; ribbed socks Physical: preauricular sulcus observed anterior and inferior to the auricular surface. This may indicate association with childbirth. Skeletal remains.
Katrina: 5’2, 110 lbs. Age 25. Missing: March 5, 1998. Clothing: Unknown. Had children.
The location where Jane Doe was found is approximately 5 hours north of Katrina’s home, and is near the Washington state line.
The sketch of the Jane Doe is not very easy to compare to a photo, for me, anyway, but here it is:
To me, the sketch looks Native American or possibly Asian, but the UID profile says race unknown. There was no hair present and eye color could not be determined. I also think the sketch looks much older than 16-30 years old. So it’s hard to say. All of the missing persons who are ruled out as being this Jane Doe are, at least partly, Asian.
NamUs (Jane Doe)