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Neighbors react to arrest of double murder suspect

"I know that yesterday there were people that were leaving and going to stay with other folks cause they hadn't caught him yet," James Houston, resident said.

Posted: May 8, 2021 7:40 PM
Updated: May 8, 2021 7:53 PM

EUGENE, Ore. --- Neighbors are reacting to the arrest of 26-year-old Nicholas Borden-Cortez, the suspect that Eugene police say was involved in the double murder at Falcon Wood Village mobile home park on Green Acres Road.

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Several residents said they were afraid when they heard the news of a possible murder because they felt like they were in danger.

"I know that yesterday there were people that were leaving and going to stay with other folks cause they hadn't caught him yet," James Houston, resident said.

He also mentioned he was concerned with the property management's lack of transparency when reporting the event to the neighborhood residents.

"This was really an issue of public safety for people not just here in the park but public safety at large in the community," Houston said.

KEZI 9 News spoke with several other residents in the area who said that Borden-Cortez was the victims' grandson.

Falcon Wood Village also released a letter regarding the incident to their residents stating in part:

"As you may have heard, we experienced a terrible incident in the community last night. We are all saddened to learn of the passing of someone within our community. The safety and well-being of all residents is very important to us and we wanted to let you know that the authorities investigating this incident have indicated they believe this was a domestic-related incident and at this time they do not believe the situation poses any danger to the community."

Police charged Borden-Cortez with two counts of first degree murder and one count of eluding by vehicle.

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