Death of Ore. teen linked to white supremacists



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The family of a slain teenager has said the Oregon 19-year-old was a caring, religious person whose presence will be missed.

His life was could not have been more different from the man and woman identified as persons of interest in his death. They’re the same boyfriend-girlfriend duo suspected of murder in Washington state.

David Pedersen, a 31-year-old who has spent nearly half of his life in prison, was arrested Wednesday in Yuba County, Calif., with his girlfriend, Holly Grigsby.

They were driving a car belonging to 19-year-old Cody Myers, whose body was discovered earlier this week in the woods of Western Oregon.

The search for Grigsby and Pedersen lasted one week and stretched across three states, and only ended when a California Highway Patrol trooper spotted Myers’ white sedan.