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Update: Milton-Freewater Homicide Suspect Arrested in Walla Walla, Washington
01/01/2012
Daniel R. Primus
Umatilla County District Attorney
(541) 278-6270

The following news release is distributed for the Umatilla County District Attorney's Office
 
Umatilla County District Attorney Daniel Primus announced today the suspect sought in connection with a December 30, 2011 homicide in Milton-Freewater, Oregon was taken into custody Sunday in Walla Walla, Washington.
 
GEORGE WEST CRAIGEN, age 49, was arrested January 1, 2012 by law enforcement agencies in the Walla Walla area after a vehicle he was a passenger in was stopped by police. Investigators from the Umatilla Morrow Major Crime Team are enroute to follow up on the arrest and homicide investigation.
 
District Attorney Primus and representatives of the Umatilla Morrow Major Crime Team extends their appreciation to area citizens who assisted and contributed tips to help with the investigation and today's arrest.
 
Additional information may be released later today by the District Attorney's office when authorized for release.