Police confirm accused Rohnert Park carjacker is Oregon homicide suspect
Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 1:43 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 1:52 p.m.
Oregon authorities Wednesday confirmed that a man accused of carjacking a Rohnert Park resident at gunpoint is the primary suspect in a homicide.
Jeffrey Griffin Boyce, 30, is suspected of killing a woman Sunday on the Oregon Coast before heading to California, where he allegedly held two people at gunpoint during separate encounters, Oregon State Police said.
Boyce has not yet been charged with the killing. A grand jury will review the evidence and, if the case is strong, will hand down an indictment against Boyce, Oregon Police Sgt. Eric Judah said.
Boyce is currently in custody at the Marin County Jail on suspicion of six felony crimes including false imprisonment, carjacking and various weapons charges.
Authorities suspect Boyce headed south after slaying a woman, whose body was found at the Winchester Wayfinding Point along Highway 101 about three miles south of Reedsport, Ore. police said.
The medical examiner has not yet formally identified her.
The next day, an armed man later identified as Boyce pounded on the car window of a man at a Rohnert Park shopping plaza, leading to a brief but terrifying kidnapping, Rohnert Park police said. The victim ran away and Boyce left in the man's station wagon, police said.
About two-and-a-half hours later, Boyce apparently tried to kidnap and carjack a woman at gunpoint at a Marin County shopping mall parking lot but was apprehended.
Boyce is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Thursday in Marin County Superior Court.
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