Jenny Gamez Identified as Murder Victim

WALWORTH COUNTY, Wisc. — Investigators have officially linked a missing Oakridge woman to a double murder case in Wisconsin. Her identity was revealed during a news conference in Walworth County, Wisconsin Monday. Through the use of dental records, investigators announced they officially identified the second body found in a suitcase earlier this month as 21-year-old … Continue reading »

Life Sentence For Ex-Fiancée Murderer

EUGENE, Ore. — A Springfield man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for the murder of his former fiancée. Earlier in the week, a Lane County jury found Robert Cromwell guilty of first degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon. Cromwell used a baseball bat to beat 26-year-old Eugene resident Casey Wright to … Continue reading »

Possible Crime Link in SE Albany

ALBANY, Ore. — Albany Police are investigating a series of crimes in Southeast Albany and trying to figure out if they are related – including a murder, sexual assault, and multiple robberies. An eight-year-old called 911 early Tuesday morning in Albany, when he found his mother bleeding to death after police say somebody shot her. … Continue reading »

Murder Trial Jury Selection

EUGENE, Ore. — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday in the trial of a Springfield man charged with killing his girlfriend. Police say Robert Cromwell used a baseball bat to murder Casey Wright, 26, in his home in November. Investigators say shortly after the crime, Cromwell walked into McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center with injuries and … Continue reading »

Sweet Home Man Faces Murder Charge

SWEET HOME, Ore. — Sweet Home man facing murder charges, accused of stabbing a man and then trying to hide the victim’s body. Detectives found the body of Tim Miller on Wednesday, in a pond near Sweet Home. They say Donald Matzke killed Miller, seen right and then tried to conceal the body. They say … Continue reading »

Man Arrested on Attempted Murder Charges

YACHATS, Ore. – Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a man with a knife attempting to break into a home on Lemwick Lane Sunday. Deputies say around 4:15 p.m. Anthony Buccella, 36, of Yachats, broke into his ex-girlfriend’s residence and stabbed her with a knife. She sustained non-life threatening injuries. Buccella fled … Continue reading »

Grand Jury Hands Down Murder Charge

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield man who claimed self-defense after fatally shooting another man following a crash is facing a murder charge. The Springfield Police Department says the grand jury issued a warrant for murder for Gerald Strebendt. Officers arrested Strebendt about six Thursday night. The charge goes back to what happened on January 29, … Continue reading »

Deputies Respond to “Murder-Suicide”

UMPQUA, Ore. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate what it is calling a murder-suicide after a husband killed his wife, then took his own life. But family members say both were terminally ill. Deputies say Dennis Black, 60, of Umpqua, killed his wife Linda Black, 59, then killed himself. On Monday evening, … Continue reading »

William Beaty Sentenced to 20 Years

EUGENE, Ore. — William Beaty was found guilty of murdering a Cottage Grove man and will spend 20 years in prison. Beaty was sentenced today for the stabbing death of Samuel Hunt. Beaty pleaded guilty on the charge of second-degree manslaughter so he could avoid trial. After a court-ordered evaluation, Beaty is now considered a … Continue reading »

Police Investigating Murder-Suicide

HARRISBURG, Ore. — The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says a Eugene woman was killed by her longtime boyfriend, who then killed himself. Their bodies were found on a rural road in Harrisburg. The family reported 34-year-old Jacqueline Marroquin missing to Eugene police on Monday night. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office said they were notified once … Continue reading »

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