WINCHESTER BAY, Ore. (CBS/AP) — A man arrested after a crime spree in the North Bay is the prime suspect in the murder of a woman whose body was found near Winchester Bay, Oregon State Police confirmed Wednesday.
Jeffrey Boyce of North Bend, Ore., was arrested Monday night in Marin County on suspicion of carjacking and kidnapping a man at gunpoint.
The 30-year-old has yet to be charged in the Oregon homicide, but state police said he is the suspect and detectives are pursuing leads.
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A couple discovered the woman’s body in blackberry bushes Sunday morning after stopping by the Winchester Bay Wayfinding Point, south of Reedsport along Highway 101. The spot is near the Umpqua Lighthouse and is a popular place for whale watching.
Police have tentatively identified the victim but won’t disclose her name until it’s confirmed by a medical examiner.
John Sandstrom of…
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