Murder suspect fights extradition to Oregon

Man held in connection with 1993 slaying of Portland woman

By Bob Albrecht, Columbian Staff Reporter

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A 35-year-old man will spend about a month in the Clark County Jail after he refused extradition to Portland in connection with a homicide that occurred 17 years ago.

Brad Richard Ballantyne was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of single counts of murder and aggravated murder. He refused extradition during a court hearing Wednesday.

Ballantyne will be held at the jail without bail until his next scheduled hearing on July 17 at 1 p.m.

Ballantyne is suspected in the shooting of Kimberly Dunkin, who was found dead in her vehicle outside 4927 N.E. Skidmore St. on Jan. 1, 1993.

The Portland police Cold Case Homicide Unit made the arrest, assisted by deputies with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshals and officials with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s and District Attorney’s offices.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Detective Jim Lawrence at 503-823-0867.