Cottage Grove man charged with murdering girlfriend

Police determined the woman died as a result of "blunt force trauma."

Posted: Apr 23, 2021 7:37 AM
Updated: Apr 24, 2021 11:26 AM

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. -- A man was arrested and charged with second degree murder following the death of a Cottage Grove woman.

Detectives say James Brown, 63, killed his girlfriend through "blunt force trauma."

Brown called 911 just before midnight Thursday and reported that the woman was dead on the second floor of their home at 96 Palmer Ave., police said.

Police Chief Scott Shepherd said Brown provided a brief statement and later invoked his right to speak to an attorney.

Police are still investigating at this time.

This is a developing story. 

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