Thu. May 23rd, 2024

An Oregon man is facing charges of second-degree murder after the dismembered remains of a Washington woman were found at the Coffin Butte Landfill north of Corvallis, according to Oregon City Police Department.

According to OCPD, on July 25 at about 11 p.m., 49-year-old Kara Rayleen Taylor left a residence on Jefferson Street in Oregon City and was declared missing shortly afterwards. However, Oregon City police said the circumstances of Taylor’s disappearance were suspicious and they began an investigation that led to a search of the home she had disappeared from on August 5.

During the search, they found evidence that led them to believe Taylor had been murdered and on August 7 Jamon Peter Fritsch, who lived at the house Taylor disappeared from, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and second-degree abuse of a corpse.

OCPD said they began a search of the Coffin Butte Landfill north of Corvallis on August 11 that lasted several days. Police said they found remains believed to be those of Taylor at the landfill. Court documents allege the body had been dismembered.

Fritsch has been formally indicted in Taylor’s death, and is being held without bail at the Clackamas County Jail on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree abuse of a corpse. OCPD said their investigation is still ongoing; anyone with information on Taylor’s disappearance is asked to call Oregon City police at 503-905-3505 and reference case number 23-015668.

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By Buffy Gunner

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