2 more detained in Corvallis killing

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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Police in Washington state have detained two people in the murder of a Corvallis man whose body was found last month in a grove of trees. They are expected to be extradited to Oregon.

Two men already face charges.

The Corvallis Gazette-Times (http://bit.ly/pVEsdT ) reports that 26-year-old Douglas Hile was being held Wednesday in Mount Vernon, Wash., as a fugitive in the killing Sept. 6 of 22-year-old Giovanni Blancas-Frutero of Corvallis.

The paper said a woman, Katie Frye, also was held as a fugitive in the case, but no other information about her was available.

In Oregon, 29-year-old Santiago Mendez Flores is charged with murder, 19-year-old Jose Luis Brambila with weapons violations.

Court documents allege that Flores "either directly caused or aided in the murder" of Blancas-Frutero with Brambila and Hile.

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Information from: Gazette-Times, http://www.gtconnect.com