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Granddaughter of murdered Eugene couple shares memories

"They were amazing people. I was spoiled rotten growing up," Spring Hulsey said.

Posted: May 27, 2021 11:23 AM
Updated: May 27, 2021 6:18 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The granddaughter of a couple that was murdered earlier this month is sharing her memories.

Gerald Morris, 87, and Nancy Loucks-Morris, 85, were found dead on May 7 at the Falcon Wood Village mobile home park in North Eugene.

"When I went over Friday, May 7, I was bringing (my grandmother) flowers to cheer her up for Mother's Day," granddaughter Spring Hulsey said. "I didn't have my keys that morning. The neighbors grabbed me right when I got out of the car and let me know they saw some suspicious behavior going on and described my cousin to the T."

Hulsey said it's difficult for her family to come to terms with the fact that her cousin is the murder suspect for her grandpparents' death.

"It's a lot for my family to process right now," Hulsey said. "I don't think we'll ever get the answers we're seeking."

Hulsey said she was primarily raised by her grandparents along with many of her other family members.

"They were amazing people. I was spoiled rotten growing up," Spring Hulsey said. "Their whole life, they just wanted to help others."

Morris was a military master sergeant in the Air Force and also fought in the Vietnam War. He served in the Air Force for nearly 20 years. Hulsey's grandmother, Loucks-Morris, worked in accounting and administrative work in the mental health field.

"I just want people to know their generation. People aren't like that anymore," Hulsey said.

MORE: MURDER VICTIMS IDENTIFIED AS GRANDPARENTS OF SUSPECT

Following the murders, Hulsey's cousin Nicholas Borden-Cortez, 26, was identified as the suspect and arrested following a vehicle pursuit, according to police. Borden-Cortez faces two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree abuse of a corpse, and one count each of tampering with physical evidence and attempt to elude.

Hulsey has currently taken a leave of absence from her work to make memorial arrangements. The funeral service for Morris and Loucks-Morris is scheduled for June 4 at the Roseburg VA Cemetery.

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