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Oregon State Police searching for missing person – KIVITV.com …

UPDATE: Ruby Pike was located safe by The Grant County Sheriff’s Office. No other information was immediately released.

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Original Story:

Oregon State Police are investigating a missing person report regarding a Treasure Valley woman who was last known to be traveling from Portland, Oregon to the Boise-area.

52-year-old Ruby Pike of Star was reported missing by her husband. He last spoke to Ruby at approximately 4:13 p.m. Friday when she told him she would call when she arrived in Ontario. Ruby never called. Ruby was supposed to be home around 10:00 pm on Friday, January 19, 2018. 

Ruby’s cell phone was “pinged,” and the last location was near Highway 395b milepost 59, ten miles south of Ukiah. Ruby’s exact route is unknown. 

Ruby was last seen wearing jeans, an orange shirt, and clogs. Ruby is described as being 5’9″, 180lbs, brown hair, and hazel eyes.

Ruby is driving a 2008 white Toyota Tundra with a matching white Leer

Read more at: https://www.kivitv.com/news/oregon-state-police-searching-for-missing-person

1998 Oregon Murder Case Shows Obstacles To DNA Testing – OPB

Oregon murder case shows obstacles to DNA testing – The Spokesman

SALEM – Jesse Johnson was accused in 1998 of fatally stabbing a nurse’s aide in her apartment. He repeatedly said he was innocent, his DNA wasn’t on any of the tested murder evidence, and he refused a plea deal. Johnson was convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced to death.

Nearly two decades after Harriet Thompson, 28, was killed in Salem, a judge is considering a request from the Oregon Innocence Project to allow DNA testing of crime-scene evidence in the case.

The tests, using techniques that had not been developed when Johnson went on trial in 2004, could lead to the real killer and exonerate Johnson, his lawyers say.

“This case cries out for finding out what’s in those other items,” Steven Wax, legal director of the Oregon Innocence Project, told the judge. “The person who was convicted is excluded from so many pieces of evidence in the crime. There

Read more at: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/oct/17/oregon-murder-case-shows-obstacles-to-dna-testing/

Oregon Innocence Project seeks DNA testing for Salem death row inmate

After almost 20 years of maintaining his innocence, a death row inmate’s request to re-examine DNA evidence from a murder scene went before a Marion County judge Friday.

Shackled, dressed in a green prison jumpsuit and accompanied by three Oregon Department of Corrections officers, convicted murderer Jesse Lee Johnson was marched past a courtroom full of Oregon Innocence Project staff, law students and the family of the woman he’s accused of killing. 

During the two-hour hearing, Steven Wax, legal director of the Oregon Innocence Project, and attorney Brittney Plesser argued that 38 pieces of crime scene evidence should be retested.

But Judge Channing Bennett wanted to know how testing the evidence would prove Johnson innocent. Bennett said he was going to

Read more at: http://www.kgw.com/news/crime/oregon-innocence-project-seeks-dna-testing-for-salem-death-row-inmate/481781304

Oregon Innocence Project seeks DNA testing for Salem death row inmate

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Convicted murderer Jesse Johnson, 56, is seeking the DNA testing and retesting of evidence recovered from the scene of Harriet Thompson’s stabbing.
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After almost 20 years of maintaining his innocence, a death row inmate’s request to re-examine DNA evidence from a murder scene went before a Marion County judge Friday.

Shackled, dressed in a green prison jumpsuit and accompanied by three Oregon Department of Corrections officers, convicted murderer Jesse Lee Johnson was

Read more at: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/crime/2017/10/06/oregon-innocence-project-seeks-dna-testing-death-row-inmate-jesse-johnson/732395001/

Person of Interest Named in Case of Missing Oregon Mother

After devoting over a thousand investigative hours to the case, police have identified a person of interest in the case of a missing Oregon mother.




According to a press release from the Keizer Police Department, 30-year-old Jaime Alvarez-Olivera was with 26-year-old Cynthia Martinez when she was last seen. Around 2:35 a.m. on

Read more at: http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/missing-in-america/person-interest-named-case-missing-oregon-mother-n791291

Aspiring Actress Missing In Oregon Found Safe (UPDATE)

Demi Helenius, 23, was last seen Saturday, when she left her parent’s Washington County, Oregon home to attend the Landmark Forum, a personal betterment seminar at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Portland. She had also attended the seminar the previous day, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/demi-helenius-missing-landmark-forum_us_598a1a17e4b0d793738ae343

100-year-old Oregon woman, and her money, missing

By Dan Tilkin / KOIN-TV

PORTLAND, Ore. — If Nadine Kirk is still alive somewhere in the world, she will celebrate her 101st birthday this month.

But despite two years of looking by multiple local and federal investigators they haven’t been able to find a single trace of her. Now, court records reveal those investigators wonder whether her son has hidden her body, KOIN-TV reported.

Investigators say 62-year-old Ted Kirk and his mother lived together on a piece of property east of Klamath Falls, Oregon near the town of Bonanza, but according to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, she has not been seen since at least June 2015.

The U.S. Attorney for Oregon has now accused Kirk of stealing his mother’s Social Security benefits from 2010 through 2015, until people who knew Nadine went to the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office concerned they had not seen her “in the past couple of

Read more at: https://www.heraldnet.com/news/100-year-old-oregon-woman-and-her-money-missing/