(Update: Sheriff's office, DA provide more details )
REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) – A 61-year-old Redmond man was charged with second-degree murder on Tuesday in the killing of a woman whose body was found Monday by Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies conducting a welfare check on her southwest Redmond home.
Clinton Kevin Holland was arrested on Monday in Hood River on felony drunken driving, hit-and-run and several other charges, accused in court documents of ramming another car with the 1998 Toyota Corolla he allegedly stole from Nicole Gayle Jakubek, who deputies identified Tuesday as the alleged murder victim.
Holland was being held on $150,000 bail at the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility in The Dalles. A Deschutes County charging document filed late Tuesday afternoon accused Holland of killing the woman.
Deputies were dispatched around 10:30 a.m. Monday to a home in the 300 block of Southwest 35th Street, just outside the city limits, to perform a welfare check on Jakubek after a family member called in to report he had been unable to get hold of her, Lt. William Bailey said.
“Detectives are still at the residence, they’ve been there all day long, processing the scene and working with the State Police crime lab and district attorney's office to conduct a complete and thorough investigation," Bailey said Tuesday afternoon.
Deputies found Jakubek dead inside her home, he said, and an investigation began that involved the Oregon State Police Crime Lab and the county medical examiner’s and district attorney’s offices.
Bailey said he believes the killing took place some between 9:30 p.m. on Sunday and early Monday morning.
Jakubek’s family has been notified, Bailey said, adding that "our thoughts are with them during this extremely difficult time.”
Detective Sgt. Jayson Janes said Wednesday that several search warrants were served that led to evidence linking Holland to the murder. He said Holland will be transported to the Deschutes County jail after he's released by Hood River County on the current charges.
The sheriff's office thanked Jakubek's family and friends for their assistance in the investigation.
District Attorney John Hummel said Wednesday he's not yet releasing the cause of death, but offered a few more details, indicating the victim's son had made the call for a welfare check.
He also said Holland used to date Jakubek, but they were not dating at the time of the crime.
Bailey told NewsChannel 21 an autopsy was conducted Tuesday at the state Medical Examiner’s Office near Portland.
Hummel had said Tuesday, "My office worked through the night with the sheriff’s office on this investigation, and we’ve been on it all day. It’s a tragedy, and my heart goes out to the Jakubek family."
"I’ll share more in the next few days, but right now, the investigation is still very much active and sharing details might compromise our efforts to learn as much as possible," he added.