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Hazelynn Stomps Arrested for the Murder of Her Husband

Detectives say the investigation revealed inconsistencies in Hazelynn Stomps' statements which led to an Aggravated Murder Charge.

Murder investigation

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Detectives from the East County Major Crimes Team in Multnomah County, arrested 55-year old Hazelynn Stomps of Corbett at 7:00 p.m. Thursday for filing a false police report and for the murder of her husband, Gerald Stomps.

Hazelynn Stomps is the woman who reported on February 6th 2009, that she had been assaulted by a person she did not know at the Gordon Creek Bridge, according to Deputy Paul H. "Mac" McRedmond, Public Information Officer with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

"She said she was with her husband at the time and last saw him being chased toward the Sandy River by a second person who she knew only by first name," McRedmond said.

Stomps told investigators that she and her husband were meeting with a man interested in a boat they had for sale near near Oxbow Park on Friday. She said they had planned to go fishing after meeting the would-be boat buyer.

Hazelynn Stomps initially told investigators that it took her two hours to climb back up from the place where she thrown from a twenty foot bridge during a scuffle with the pair described as the boat buyer and a second man. She was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, McRedmond said.

Her husband, 60-year old Gerald Stomps, was entered into a national police database as a missing person and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office detectives activated MCT and began an investigation.

McRedmond says this investigation revealed inconsistencies in Hazelynn Stomps' statements.

Her arrest took place after detectives reportedly found evidence at the Stomps' residence that implicated Hazelynn Stomps in her husband's death.

Some media sources report that the body of Gerald Stomps may have been located, but no authorities have yet confirmed that.

The investigation is ongoing, McRedmond said. If anyone has any information regarding this case, please contact the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 503-261-2847.

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