Police show interest in Oregon man arrested in California
ROSEBURG, Ore. - An Oregon man jailed in California after twin carjackings Monday got the attention of police investigating the death of a woman found Sunday on the southern Oregon Coast.
Police in California arrested Jeffrey Boyce, 30, of North Bend, Oregon, after they said he went on a crime spree in the north San Fransisco Bay area.
Sgt. Aaron Johnson of the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety told KCBY News in Coos Bay that Oregon State Police contacted them about Boyce. Boyce was arrested and charged by California authorities for attempted carjacking and weapons charges.
An unidentified law enforcement source told KPIX News in San Francisco that Oregon State Police reached out to California law enforcement in regards to the body of a woman found dead Sunday near Winchester Bay.
Oregon State Police issued a press release at noon Tuesday saying investigators are still pursuing leads and working to identify the woman found dead at the base of a Pacific Ocean overlook south of Reedsport.
In California, the victim of one of the carjackings told KPIX News that Boyce talked about going "out with a bang."
"He said he already took somebody out yesterday," Tina Humphrey told KPIX News on Monday. "And then I heard the cops mentioning that he was wanted as a homicide suspect."
KPIX News in San Fransisco reported that Boyce was a Boston bombing sympathizer intent on reaching the Russian consulate.