Murder victims identified as grandparents of suspect

The murder victims were the suspect's grandmother and step-grandfather, police said.

Posted: May 10, 2021 10:31 AM
Updated: May 10, 2021 11:06 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The two people killed at a Eugene mobile home park last week were related to the suspect, Eugene police announced on Monday.

The victims have been identified as Nancy Loucks-Morris, 85, and Gerald Morris, 87.

Police said Loucks-Morris is the grandmother of Nicholas Borden-Cortez, 26, who has been charged in the murders. Morris is the man's step-grandfather, police added. 

MORE: MAN CHARGED WITH MURDERING 2 PEOPLE IN EUGENE MOBILE HOME

Borden-Cortez, 26, was captured around 1 p.m. Friday after a car chase that ended at the intersection of Main Street and Bob Straub Parkway in Springfield, police said. During the chase, Borden-Cortez reportedly called 911 and told dispatchers he had a gun. 

When he got out of the vehicle, Borden-Cortez allegedly showed a knife and challenged the police to shoot him.

Borden-Cortez is being held on two counts of first-degree murder and eluding by vehicle.

The victims were found May 7 inside a home at the Falcon Wood Village mobile home park on Green Acres Road.

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