EUGENE, Ore. -- A 56-year-old convicted killer and two young people from Portland have been arraigned on murder charges that apparently stem from the disappearance of a Eugene man.
The Register-Guard newspaper reports that police officials have declined to provide even basic details about the alleged murder.
But a Eugene police log entry shows the arrests are tied to the Aug. 3 disappearance of 22-year-old Celestino Gutierrez Jr.
The suspects include 22-year-old A.J. Scott Nelson, 18-year-old Mercedes Leeann Crabtree and David Ray Taylor. The latter suspect spent 27 years in state prison after killing a Eugene gas station attendant in 1977.
All three suspects are being held in the Lane County Jail. They did not enter pleas on Friday.