Dead Teen Son of Woman Linked to Hermiston Double Shooting
JJ Hurtado, the third victim of Jason Huston, is the son of the woman shot in Huston's home along with Kenneth Valdez. The woman survived and has been giving details to police.
Hermiston police announced Thursday two men and a woman were found shot in a home on North 11th. Street. They were also looking for a 14-year-old teen who was missing and considered endangered.
JJ Hurtado's body was found 8 p.m. Thursday in rugged terrain in rural Umatilla County. He had last been seen with 45-year-old Jason Huston, whom police say was the shooter in the murder/suicide that killed Kenneth Valdez and injured the unidentified woman.
Huston apparently took his own life after shooting the other three. Police say the injured woman was the mother of Hurtado. Both men were volunteer wrestling coaches at Hermiston High School, and also helped middle school and other wrestling athletes.
Authorities did not specifically say if Hurtado was shot to death. KNDU-TV reports he had been picked up by Huston around 10 am Thursday morning to go to a park to play frisbee golf.
The murder suicide occurred around 11:18 am later that morning. At that time, police then launched the missing report for Hurtado. Because of the location of where his body was found was outside Hermiston, the Umatilla County Sheriff is assisting in the investigation with the Oregon State Crime Lab. Authorities also say Huston, Valdez and the unnamed woman knew each other.
The investigation continues. Hurtado was going to be an incoming freshman at Hermiston High School this fall.