Corvallis Police Identify Murder Victim

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Corvallis police have identified the woman they say was murdered this weekend in a park. Detectives say 42-year-old Kimberly Hakes was killed Sunday morning at Alan B. Berg park. Autopsy results show head injuries as a cause of death. Police say Hakes was homeless and was camping in the park where she … Continue reading »

Trial Discussion in McCabe Murder Case

NEWPORT, Ore. — Could the mother accused of throwing her son off of the Yaquina Bay Bridge have been deemed mentally fit for trial? On Thursday, Jillian McCabe appeared in court in Lincoln County. In December, the judge ordered a mental evaluation for the woman at the state hospital. McCabe is facing an aggravated murder … Continue reading »

Albany Man Accused of Murdering Father

ALBANY, Ore. — An Albany man accused of killing his own father was arraigned on Tuesday afternoon. Martin Ferrero, 26, appeared in court through a web cam monitor from the Linn County Jail. The Albany Police Department says Ferrero killed his 64-year-old father, Thomas Ferrero, Sunday evening. Detectives say after the murder, Ferrero called 911, … Continue reading »

Man Arrested in Murder for Hire Plot

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man is behind bars accused of trying to hire a man to kill his neighbor. 57 year old Jeffrey Wright Leonard is charged with solicitation for murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Police were tipped of by a Lane County Jail inmate on Thursday. He told investigators Leonard approached him … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Murder of 3 Month Old

YREKA, Calif. – A Siskiyou County father is accused of the murder of his three month old daughter. On November 17th, Yreka Police responded to a report of the three month old not breathing. The baby was transported to Fairchild Medical Center, but due to the severe nature of her injuries, she was taken to UC … Continue reading »

Newport Murder Case Continues

NEWPORT, Ore. — A woman accused of throwing her son off the Yaquina Bay Bridge will undergo a mental evaluation before her case proceeds in court. Jillian McCabe, 34, was arrested earlier this month after police say she killed her son, 6-year-old London McCabe, by throwing him off the bridge in Newport. On Thursday, she … Continue reading »

Jury Finds David Bowen Guilty of Murder

EUGENE, Ore. — In a little less than three hours, the jury in the David Bowen murder trial returned a guilty verdict. The decision was handed down just before 5 p.m. The jury has spoken and David Bowen has been found guilty on all three charges of intentional murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of … Continue reading »

Murder Suspect Captured

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. –  After a day-long search, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office confirms a murder suspect has been taken into custody without further incident. At about 9:00 A.M. Tuesday morning, police responded to reports of shots fired on the 6000 block of Truax Rd. According to Sheriff’s deputies, they found the body of a woman, and started … Continue reading »

David Bowen Says Death Was Accidental

EUGENE, Ore. — A Cottage Grove man on trial for shooting his girlfriend, former Cottage Grove resident Tammy Borda, says it was an accident. Bowen testified for nearly two hours last Friday about his life history and on Monday, he returned to the stand. With his voice breaking and through some tears, he told his … Continue reading »

Man Facing Murder Charges

EUGENE, Ore. — It was a quiet, rainy day on Ruby Avenue, just outside of Eugene city limits Saturday afternoon. A much different scene after a chaotic evening in the neighborhood. “We heard the shots. We’re right on the other side of the road on the other side of the property,” said Darenda Brown. Something … Continue reading »

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