EUGENE, Ore. - Police in three states continue to piece together the timeline of a deadly crime spree that started in Everett, Wash., and left bodies in Oregon and northern California.
In a jailhouse interview Sunday, David Joseph Pedersen, 31, took full responsibility for the killing of his stepmother and father, an Oregon teenager and a fourth killing to which he had not yet been linked.
Police announced Monday that Pedersen was a suspect in the murder of a man found shot to death in Eureka, Calif.
Also Friday, police located the location east of Toledo, Ore., where they believe 19-year-old Cody Myers of Lafayette, Ore., was murdered.
His body was found Oct. 5 near Marys Peak outside Corvallis, the same day police in California spotted his car with Pedersen and Holly Ann Grigsby, 24, inside.
An autopsy found Myers had died from gunshot wounds to the head and chest.
As police are putting together the case, Pedersen told the Appeal-Democrat that he killed his father and three others.
A body found in Pedersen's missing father's Jeep was positively identified as David "Red" Pedersen on Monday. The SUV was found off the side of a logging road in Linn County. The cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound to the head.
Did you attend the jazz festival in Newport?
Detectives believe Cody Myers arrived in Newport, Ore., on Saturday, Oct. 1, to attend a jazz festival.
After arriving in the area, he came into contact with one or both suspects prior to his death.
His vehicle, a white 1999 Plymouth Breeze four-door displaying Oregon license 025 CCH, was spotted at least twice in the mid-Willamette Valley area during the weekend of Oct. 1-2.
One of the reported sightings confirmed the car was in the possession of two people identified during the investigation as Pedersen and Grigsby.
The Lincoln County Major Crime Team is asking anyone who may have seen Myers, Pedersen, Grigsby, the white 1999 Plymouth Breeze displaying Oregon license 025 CCH, or black 2010 Jeep Patriot displaying Washington license plate ABZ7996, in the Newport or Toledo areas, to please call Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (541) 265-0669.
The Lincoln County Major Crime Team is asking anyone who was at the Newport Performing Arts Center or across the street at Don Davis Park on Saturday, Oct. 1, during the daytime performances of the jazz festival who took photos or video to please contact the Tip Line.