Candlelight vigil held for missing Baker City woman Linda Peterson

By on Tuesday, March 19th, 2024 in More Top Stories Northeastern Oregon News

BAKER CITY – Dozens of people showed up to pay their respects and remember missing Baker City woman Linda Peterson.

Peterson’s family held a candlelight vigil on Saturday, March 16 along the Leo Adler Parkway, near a new memorial bench recently installed for Linda.

She was last seen in Baker on March 15, 2019.  Baker City Police Chief Ty Duby says that Linda’s case is still open and is being treated as a homicide investigation. The family says they’re in regular contact with the Baker County District Attorney’s Office about the investigation.

On Saturday evening, family and friends gathered to remember Linda close to the five-year anniversary of her disappearance.

“It was a beautiful night, with a beautiful sunset and beautiful people,” said Stephanie Shelley-Mailman, Linda’ daughter-in-law. “There was music, people told stories and of course, there were a lot of tears.”

The bench is located off at the end of Kirkway Road, off of Hughes Lane on the Leo Adler Parkway.

“I just want to thank the community for their continued support of our family and for their hope that one day Mama will be found,” said Shelley-Mailman.