By Seena SleemPublished: Dec 19, 2013 at 4:55 PM PSTLast Updated: Dec 19, 2013 at 5:13 PM PST
HARRISBURG, Ore. - A man killed his estranged girlfriend with a machete before hanging himself from a tree in what investigators are calling a murder-suicide, the Linn County Sheriff's Office said.
The victim - 34-year-old Jacqueline Marroquin of Eugene - was reported missing by her family Monday night. The Eugene Police Department sent a request to local law enforcement agencies in attempt to locate Marroquin.
The request for help locating Marroquin said she was possibly in her 2008 Honda Accord with her long-time boyfriend, 51-year-old Rolando De Paz, and that the two might be traveling in the Harrisburg area of Linn County.
"They were a couple who had been together for some time in the Eugene area and there had been some history of violence in the past," Undersheriff Bruce Riley said.
By News StaffPublished: Dec 19, 2013 at 4:12 PM PSTLast Updated: Dec 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM PST
Finding himself struggling with an armed man in the parking lot outside Churchill High School, Officer Aaron Johns fired his gun 5 times. Christopher Lee Koziatek, 44, died at the scene. The decision to use deadly force last night was the right one, said Alex Gardner, the Lane County district attorney.
The mercury got above freezing - and stayed there - on Thursday for the first time in more than a week
Eugene last registered above freezing on Wednesday, December 4.
Then Friday, December 6, happened: a forecast 1 to 3 inches of snow manifested as 8 inches down to the valley floor. | Photos of the December 6 snow
Temperatures plunged to record lows, preserving the fluffy stuff - and freezing civilization in place.
First Sunday night, then Monday night, then again Tuesday, school districts across the region made the unusual call to cancel the next day's classes a day ahead of time. | Current School Closures & Delays
On Wednesday night, many districts did it again. The three metro districts in town - Eugene, Springfield and Bethel - held off until early Thursday morning to make the call.
But again: No school.
So far, the December 6 snowfall has claimed 5 school days, give or take an in-service day or normal day off, depending on the district.
A driver lost control of his Chevy Tahoe while trying to pass a Toyota Prius on an icy stretch of Highway 97, causing both cars to slide into an irrigation canal with the SUV on top of the hybrid sedan.
Our December cold snap is leaving many Oregonians shivering. Fortunately, you don't have to venture far to find a mug or a mitten. Plenty of places in Eugene will help you keep warm even on a bone-chilling day.
A section of the South Bank Bike Path that runs along the Eugene Water & Electric Board’s Willamette River property will be closed until further notice due to safety concerns following a water main break that disturbed the rock and soil supporting the asphalt path.