Woman found shot to death outside Oroville

Brent A. Blanchard

A 43-year-old Oroville man has been arrested for manslaughter after a woman was found shot to death on Nine Mile Road near Oroville.

Ashley Nelsen, 31, was found dead at the scene after Okanogan County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a hunting accident.

Brent A. Blanchard of Oroville, who made the initial call to law enforcement, was later arrested for manslaughter in the second degreethe killing.

The sheriff’s office reported a handgun was recovered at the scene. They said Blanchard was cooperative with deputies.