Thurston County body ID'd as missing White Center woman

THURSTON COUNTY -- A body found near State Route 101 in Thurston County in late February was positively identified Monday as a missing White Center woman, Thurston County Sheriff's Office reported.

According to the sheriff's office, the body found Feb. 28 off Whitaker Road NW and west of SR 101 is missing 41-year-old White Center resident Dana Kirkland. Kirkland was last seen Dec. 27.  and was reported missing on Feb. 19.

Thurston County police are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information about Kirkland or her disappearance is encouraged to call (360) 786-5500.