Detectives solve 1979 murder of Salem teen


Persistence and DNA lead to the killer, who died in prison in 2002 November 6, 2017 SALEM — The persistence of a detective and the sister of a young woman who was stabbed and beaten has solved a murder in Oregon — 38 years after it happened. On March 9, 1979, Janie Landers disappeared outside the Fairview Training Center for the developmentally dis...
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PPB making progress in testing rape kit backlog; developing way to track kits electronically


The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Summit of Cities Conference was held in Portland for the first time, in October. Enter Article DATE HERE PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - The Portland Police Bureau says it's making huge strides in testing the city's rape kit backlog. Growth the bureau discussed at a sexual assault conference in Portland. The Sexual Assa...
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Oregon State Police detective solves 1979 cold case murder of Salem teen (DNA)


In April 2016, the crime lab confirmed a blood stain on the shirt matched a man's DNA. Enter Article DATE HERE More than 38 years after Janie Landers was brutally stabbed and beaten to death, an Oregon State Police detective was finally able to return a pair of earrings to her family and deliver the news they'd long waited to hear: He knew who...
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Former OSP tech arrested again, police say stole thousands from evidence lockers


OSP detectives discovered Mark Matlick stole $2,577.00 in Lake County and committed additional crimes to conceal the thefts. July 14, 2017 In June, OSP detectives arrested Matlick after discovering the Klamath Falls Area Command employee stole more than $10,000 from the Klamath Falls OSP evidence locker. LAKE COUNTY, Ore. — A former Oregon State Po...
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OSP changes monetary protocol in lieu of employee involved theft


The policy now requires our evidence technicians to deposit currency into a designated depository account rather than storing the currency in the evidence locker. Enter Article DATE HERE Klamath County, Ore. — A former Oregon State Police technician was arrested Friday and is facing a charge of aggravated theft. 57-year old Mark Matlick is acc...
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Former Oregon State Police evidence room worker arrested


A former evidence technician with the Oregon State Police accused of stealing more than $10,000 from a Klamath Falls evidence locker June 24, 2017 KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A former evidence technician with the Oregon State Police accused of stealing more than $10,000 from a Klamath Falls evidence locker is facing a charge of aggravated theft. Pol...
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Portland Police Left 3,000 Rape Kits Gathering Dust In Storage Room


Portland police also admitted they neglected thousands of rape kits that could have solved around 500 sex crimes over the past 10 years. June 16, 2017 The police identified the alleged assailant as a registered sex offender. However, they never got around to making an arrest or even submitting the evidence. In yet another example of unacceptable la...
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Case of missing evidence unsolved in Newport; final report lists money, drugs, weapons unaccounted for


A Washington County Sheriff's Office investigation conducted last fall concluded that items missing from evidence were $2,231, narcotics from 12 cases, four handguns and a bow. In addition, a report says, drug evidence used to be flushed down a toilet to be disposed. February 14, 2017 A final investigative report on the now-disbanded Newport Police...
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