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Suspect Arraigned for Murder

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EUGENE, Ore. — More than two weeks after a Sweet Home woman was found dead in the Umpqua National Forest, a man has been charged with her death.

The suspect was arraigned in the Lane County Jail on Friday.

Thirty-three-year-old Austin Louis Rolfe was booked on July 9, the same day Heaven King was found dead east of Cottage Grove.

Hikers found the 36-year-old mother of two about 38 miles east of I-5 out of Cottage Grove in the Umpqua National Forest on the side of USFS Road 2212. Lane County investigators say her body was not concealed.

Rolfe was indicted by a grand jury earlier this week. On Friday, he was arraigned on charges of murder and abuse of a corpse where he pleaded not guilty.

The district attorney’s office did not release any more details in the case.

According to Rolfe’s Facebook page, he’s also from Sweet Home. He’s listed as a former student at Lane Community College and a current caretaker. His last Facebook post was on July 2 where he wrote “I love you Hun. Mrs. Heaven.King.Rolfe.”

Rolfe has a criminal history. According to the jail website, he has been arrested in the past for burglary, theft and assault among other charges.

As for this current case, Rolfe will be assigned to a judge and then his next court date will be set.

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