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BEND, Ore. -- With suspects in custody, one of the chief investigators in a Central Oregon killing from the 1990s has called it quits.

The Bulletin in Bend reports that Oregon State Police Detective Tom Kipp retired Wednesday after 25 years on the force, 20 as a detective.

Before he retired, though, Kipp went to Nevada to arrest one suspect and to Roseburg to arrest another in the slaying of Danny Kaye Sweet, who disappeared in 1992.

Kipp tells the Bulletin that the investigators never considered it a cold case and worked it steadily.

Court documents and investigators have described it as a killing for hire, commissioned by a man to whom Sweet owed a drug debt.

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