80 blades examined in S. Ore. decapitation

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Associated Press

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 9:02 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A homemade hatchet found in creek is one of some 80 blades inspected by Ashland police in the two-year-old investigation into the slaying of a grocery clerk who was nearly decapitated.

Deputy Police Chief Corey Falls told the Mail Tribune (http://bit.ly/1ibXkWa ) investigators have no active leads and few loose ends, but the case is still open.

David Michael Grubbs was killed in November 2011 on a bike path running by a park and a school.

The hatchet was found in December in a creek in Talent that flows from a pond where police and divers searched. Falls would not comment on it.

Michael Grubbs, the victim's father, says police told him they have run out of things to look at, but are ready to examine anything new that comes up.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/

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