Adam Spencer, The Triplicate

Jennifer Evert, a Crescent City woman reported missing more than three weeks ago, was found deceasedWednesdayevening 15 miles up the Chetco River from a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities saidon Thursday.

Mountain bikers in the area called law enforcement to report a suspicious vehicle parked far up the Chetco, prompting law enforcement from the Curry County Sheriff's Office and Brookings Police Department to investigate.

Del Norte County Sheriff's Office detective Ed Fleshman, who also participated in the investigation, found 34-year-old Evert's body about 30 yards away from the suspicious truck in an advanced stage of decomposition, authorities said.