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36-Year-Old Salem Oregon Double-Murder “Solved”

1978 Oregon double murder solved
(oregon.gov)

A private investigator has provided some closure for the families of two victims from a decades-old murder.

The families of two girls who were murdered in Benton County, Oregon in 1978 were told recently by a private investigator the prime suspect in the crime has been dead for years.

According to news sources, retired Salem Police Sgt. James Miller met with the families of Ann Marie Ellenwood, and Stephanie Ann Newsom last month, after extensively researching the murder of their daughters.

Miller said his research showed that suspect Earl Fred “Woody” Chambers, a sex offender, was responsible for their deaths.   Authorities likely had evidence to convict him, but after he was subpoenaed by authorities, he killed himself before he could be charged.  The murders had occurred in Corvallis and Salem in 1978.

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