Missing Eugene woman victim in murder-suicide

Missing Eugene woman victim in murder-suicide

Missing Eugene woman victim in murder-suicide

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by Evan Sernoffsky, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on December 19, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 20 at 3:11 AM

HARRISBURG, Ore. – Police discovered the body of a missing Eugene woman Tuesday who was apparently the victim in a gruesome murder-suicide, deputies said.

Family members of 34-year-old Jacqueline Marroquin (pictured above) reported her missing at 9 p.m. Monday to Eugene Police.

Deputies learned Marroquin was possibly driving with her long-term boyfriend, 51-year-old Rolando De Paz (pictured right), near Harrisburg, according to Linn County Undersheriff Bruce Riley.

On Tuesday, a resident reported finding the couple's vehicle in the 30000 block of Tosta Drive in rural Harrisburg. Responding deputies found evidence of foul play inside the car, including blood and a machete, Riley said.

After searching the area, detectives found Marroquin dead in a brushy area 50 yards from the car. Detectives then scoured the area by air and spotted De Paz’s dead body hanging from a tree.

An investigation revealed Marroquin died from injuries sustained from the machete.

Marroquin and De Paz were reportedly going through a separation after spending several years in a relationship together.

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