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Clackamas Murder Suspect IdentifiedSalem-News.com
(OREGON CITY) - The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has identified the suspect believed responsible for the double murder of Timmie and Craig Stumpf. This in custody suspect is identified as 25-year old Joseph Ray Oneil, the biological son of the deceased female Timmie L. Stumpf.
Clackamas County Sheriff's investigators discovered the bodies of Timmie L. Stumpf and her spouse, Craig Stephen Stumpf Friday inside their residence located on SW Boones Bend Road, in Wilsonville.
The son, Joseph Ray Oneil was rapidly declared as a person of interest concerning this murder investigation, and law enforcement groups were immediately notified of the crime's possible connection to Joseph Oneil.
Investigators soon discovered Joseph Ray Oneil was already in the custody of the Portland Police Bureau for an additional, unrelated, criminal investigation reported earlier in the week and actively investigated by the Portland Police Bureau.
The Sheriff's Office was informed Oneil had been taken into custody by Portland Police, immediately as he was being discharged from Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital for medical treatment.
Clackamas Investigator Jim Strovink says the timing was good, "With this commendable investigative police work demonstrated by the Portland Police Bureau, Joseph Oneil was in police custody and posed no further threat to the community."
Strovink says Joseph Ray Oneil has an established criminal history starting in 1999; which includes prior arrests for the crimes of kidnapping, assault, burglary, criminal mischief, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and carrying a concealed weapon - a knife.
Oneil was arrested by Clackamas County Sheriff's investigators in Portland and transported to the Clackamas County Jail at 10:00 P.M. and lodged on two counts of murder. The arraignment proceeding for Joseph Oneil is scheduled for Monday, April 10th, at 3:00 P.M. in Clackamas County.
Evidence technicians and investigators are still processing the crime scene in Wilsonville and expect to complete this forensic aspect of the investigation later in the day.
Late Friday evening, the bodies of Timmie and Craig Stumpf were removed from the crime scene and transported to the Oregon State Medical Examiners Office for autopsy.
The State Medical Examiner has completed the autopsy of both victims, and has determined the cause of death, for this couple, to be the result of multiple stab wounds.
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