EPD has made another arrest in the murder of Luis Verduzco.
On April 24, 2012 the body of Luis Verduzco was found behind a vacant house at 22 Madison street in Everett. Today Everett Police Spokesman Aaron Snell issued a press release announcing officers have made another arrest in the case. Snell wrote: “After completing their investigation, detectives developed probable cause to arrest Martin Salazar, a 33 year-old man from Monroe. The Everett Police Anti-Crime Team generated leads which led to Salazar’s location on the night of February 22, 2013. He was arrested without incident and booked into Snohomish County Jail on Murder 2nd degree charges.” This was the 4th arrest in this case which police say was drug related.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the person whose body was found behind La Palmera Mexican Restaurant on Saturday morning as 24-year-old Julia Lynn Randolph of Everett. The M.E. reports she died of blunt impact trauma to the head and has classified the death as a homicide. As of 3:45pm the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office had no new information on the case.
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputies have confirmed that the body found behind the La Palmera Restaurant in South Everett is that of a woman and they are treating it as a homicide. Here’s what SCSO Sheriff’s Lt. Rob Parker had to say…
Palmer later added in a written press release: “While the Investigation is still in its earliest stages, we do not have concerns that there is any continuing danger to the public at this time”.
EPD provided photo of Luis Verduzco. If you've seen him recently please contact EPD’s Major Crime Unit 425-257-8400
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s office this morning identified the man found dead in the yard of an Everett home this week as 23-year-old Luis Verduzco of Everett. The Medical Examiner says he died as a result of a stab wound to the trunk. Everett Police Detectives are looking into the likelihood that the assault that caused Luis’s death occurred at a different location than where he was found.
A photo of the victim is attached in the hopes that someone who knows him or who may have seen him in the last four or five days will contact Everett detectives and help in the efforts to solve this homicide.
Witnesses can either call 911 and advise an officer of what they know, call the Everett Police Department business number at (425) 257 – 8400 and ask for the Major Crime Unit or as always the TIP LINE at (425) 257- 8450.
David Jones Pedersen is still considered missing and endangered
While there is no official identification yet, Everett Police this afternoon confirmed there was in fact a body found inside a Jeep Patriot found yesterday in Linn County, Oregon. Here’s the latest information directly from Everett Police…
Linn County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the black 2010 Jeep Patriot associated with an Everett, Washington Police Department murder investigation was recovered Saturday, October 8, 2011. Investigators also confirmed finding an unidentified deceased white adult male inside the vehicle. The body will be taken to the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office in Clackamas where an autopsy will be done to positively identify the deceased and determine the manner and cause of death. The autopsy is tentatively scheduled for Monday.
According to Linn County Deputy Mike Harmon, investigators followed up on information developed during the last several days and found the missing vehicle early Friday afternoon, October 7, 2011 in a remote wooded area of rural Linn County, Oregon. The vehicle was discovered over an embankment along a logging road in the vicinity of Yellowbottom Campground north of Green Peter Lake. It was not visible from the roadway.
Working in cooperation with Everett Police Department investigators, Linn County Sheriff’s Office coordinated search and rescue resources from Marion, Benton, Linn, and Crook counties to find and recover the vehicle. It has been seized as evidence for Everett police as part of their investigation. The vehicle will be returned to an undisclosed location in Everett awaiting a search warrant to be processed for evidence.
The vehicle was the subject of a massive search in Oregon to assist Everett Police Department. Two suspects associated with their investigation and a murder investigation in Oregon were arrested Thursday by California Highway Patrol in Yuba County, California.
Pedersen and Grisby are each being held on $1,000,000.00 bail in California
Suspect reportedly uses past tense when referring to his father during court hearing. The Appeal-Democrat newspaper in Marysville, CA is reporting that David Joseph Pedersen, 31 and Holly Ann Grigsby, 24 are each being held on one million dollars bail on local charges of felon in possession of a weapon and vehicle theft in California. The paper says the two entered pleas of not guilty this afternoon in a hearing in Yuba, CA. The paper says at one point David Joseph Pedersen created an outburst in the courtroom saying, “He was my father. She was not related to me.” apparently in reference to the prosecutor talking about David Jones Pedersen, 56 who is still missing and Leslie May Pedersen, 69 who was found murdered in her trailer at the Mobile Country Club in south Everett on September 28th. In addition to granting the one million dollars bail, the judge continued the hearing until Tuesday. By that time it is expected that authorities here in Everett will file an extradition request to bring the two back to Washington State to face murder charges. Oregon State is also expected to ask for extradition in relation to the murder of 19-year-old Cody Myers from Lafayette, Oregon. Pedersen and Grigsby were driving his car at the time of their arrest. His body was found on Wednesday and police say he’d been shot in the head and chest. Today Police revealed that the Black Jeep Patriot taken from the Mobile Country Club in Everett was located in a remote area of Linn County, Oregon. Everett Police Spokesman Sgt. Robert Goetz would not reveal any other information than that the Jeep was located. There is still no word on David Jones Pedersen, who as of this writing is still considered a missing and endangered person.
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