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Corvallis Police Investigate Homicidal Death of 78-Year Old Woman

Police want to hear from anyone who observed a person between Saturday and Sunday afternoon, acting out of place, suspicious in nature or with blood on their clothing, shoes or skin.

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(CORVALLIS, Ore.) - The Corvallis Police and the Benton County Major Crimes Team was activated Sunday to investigate a suspicious death at 2120 NW Janssen Street in Corvallis.

Captain Jonathan M. Sassaman with Corvallis Police says the deceased is 78-year old Yvonne C. Perry who lived at the above address in apartment #J-1.

Sassaman says the death investigation activated the Major Crimes Team and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab, and a methodical evaluation of the scene was conducted.

The Corvallis Police and the Benton County Major Crimes Team then determined that they were investigating a Homicide, Sassaman said.

"The manner of death is not being released at this time. As standard protocol an autopsy is being performed today by the State Medical Examiners Office in Portland."

Sassaman says based on the investigation, "blood transfer to the suspect(s) would have occurred. If anyone observed a person from Saturday 8/8/09, through Sunday afternoon 8/9/09, acting out of place, suspicious in nature or with blood on their clothing, shoes or skin is asked to contact the Corvallis Police Department at (541) 766-6975."

He says the phone line is being answered and will also receive phone messages.

Anyone calling is asked to leave their name, the nature of the information and a return phone number.




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