John Kruse


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News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: August 27th, 2013 10:49 AM

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Note: Questions about this investigation should be directed to District Attorney Rob Patridge at (541) 883-5147.


On Monday evening, the Klamath County Major Crime Team was activated to respond to a homicide in north Klamath County. The investigation is in progress and the Major Crime Team is naming several persons of interest and an identified vehicle that law enforcement is asking for the public's help in locating.

On August 26, 2013 at approximately 7:55 p.m., 9-1-1 received a call and emergency personnel including the Klamath County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to respond to a body discovered on South Chiloquin Road near Highway 62 ( The body of CHENG SIO SAECHAO, age 28, was discovered deceased at the scene. SAECHAO has previously resided in northeast Portland.

The ongoing investigation by the Major Crime Team has identified DAVID GUY MOGELBERG, age 33, from Klamath Falls, as a person of interest who is also wanted on a felony warrant. MOGELBERG is described as a white male, approximately 5' 5" and 155 lbs. He has substantial neck tattoos and is wanted on a felony warrant for Assaulting a Public Safety Officer.

A second unidentified while male adult is also a person of interest in the homicide investigation. They may be traveling with a third unidentified person.

Photographs of MOGELBERG and the second unidentified person of interest are provided with this news release to help investigators in this case. There is no photograph of the third unidentified person that they may be traveling with.

The men were last seen driving a blue 1990's Jeep Cherokee possibly displaying Arkansas or Arizona license plates. The vehicle has mismatched rims. Front rims are black, the rear right rim is silver in color, and the left rear rim is 5-spoke and white in color.

The public is advised not to approach the persons of interest or the vehicle. Anyone with information within the Klamath County area about the deceased man, persons of interest, or the vehicle should call 9-1-1. Others with information related to this case is asked to call Klamath Falls Police Department at (541) 883-5336 and ask to be connected with the Command Post. The Command Post number is not a media information line.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team is comprised of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath Falls Police Department, Oregon State Police, Klamath County Community Corrections, and Klamath County District Attorney's Office.

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