6 agg. murder counts for suspect Jonathan Holt

6 agg. murder counts for suspect Jonathan Holt

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by KGW.com Staff

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Posted on October 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 26 at 4:16 PM

PORTLAND - The man accused of kidnapping, sexually abusing and killing Whitney Heichel will attend a court hearing Friday.

Jonathan Holt, 24, is accused of shooting Heichel to death and then hiding her body on Larch Mountain last week, according to the probable cause document, which said he confessed to investigators.

In a new indictment in Clackamas County, Holt was charged with six counts of aggravated murder, kidnapping, sex abuse and robbery.

The hearing lasted roughly two minutes and Holt answered “yes” when asked if his birthday was correctly stated.

Holt was ordered to be held without bail.

Holt said he waited outside Heichel's Gresham apartment on October 16 and asked her for a ride. Then, just five minutes into the ride, he pointed a gun at Whitney and forced her to drive to Roslyn Lake, where she was sexually assaulted and then shot.

Family and friends gather to remember Whitney at the Salquist Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Gresham Friday.

Complete coverage: Whitney Heichel murder

KGW Reporter Mark Hanrahan contributed to this report

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