BEND, OR -- Investigations continue into two recent murders in Bend. It’s been four weeks since the body of Evelyn Weaver was found inside her home on NW Hill Street. Her car was found abandoned in Klamath Falls. "The top priority in that case is locating the suspect," says Deschutes County District Attorney Steve Gunnels, "And police are working extremely hard, literally every day, to solve that murder and to get the person who did it in custody. That person really should be considered extremely dangerous, and should be behind bars." He tells KBND News, "Any person who is known to members of the public who people may suspect could’ve been involved in something like that, it doesn’t hurt just to bring that name forward." Gunnels adds, "Every piece of information helps in the long run."
Detectives also continue to look for 20-year-old Caleb Cegers (pictured), suspected of shooting a Redmond man last week in downtown Bend. "Police are in the process of locating that individual," says Gunnels, "They are working very diligently. I was working with detectives all last week and over the weekend with search warrants and other investigative tactics to try to locate that individual." Cegers' girlfriend is already charged in connection with helping him leave the scene. The victim in that shooting, 33-year-old Taylor Wyss, died at the hospital.
Both cases have multiple law enforcement agencies working together, Gunnels says, similar to when the Major Incident Team responds, "What you need in those situations is a lot of investigators to kind of flood the zone. You need them on hand immediately after, and usually for weeks afterwards, to try to do follow up interviews and other investigation." Bend Police is the lead agency in the Weaver murder investigation. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is in charge of the downtown Bend shooting.