Police link 2 to slaying, teen's disappearance
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities say two people suspected in the killing of an Everett, Wash., woman last week are now wanted in the disappearance of an Oregon teenager.
Police in Oregon and Washington identified the two Tuesday as 31-year-old David Joseph Pedersen and 24-year-old Holly Grigsby.
Oregon State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings said the two were believed to have been in a car on Sunday owned by 19-year-old Cody Myers of Lafayette. He disappeared after leaving for a weekend jazz festival in the Oregon coastal town Newport.
Police in Everett say 69-year-old Leslie Pedersen was found dead on Wednesday, her hands tied with duct tape and a bloody pillow wrapped around her head. Her husband -- named David Jones Pedersen -- is missing, as well. Police identified the suspect as his son.