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Update #14: Cody Myers Murder Investigation
10/14/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

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The Lincoln County Major Crime Team continues to be involved in the ongoing murder investigations involving suspects DAVID JOSEPH PEDERSEN, age 31, and HOLLY ANN GRIGSBY, age 24, who are currently in custody in the Yuba County, California Jail. PEDERSEN and GRIGSBY are suspects in the murder of 19-year old CODY MYERS from Lafayette, Oregon. As part of the ongoing investigations in Oregon, the Lincoln County Major Crime Team is continuing to ask for the public's help on two related matters.
 
Detectives believe CODY MYERS arrived in Newport, Oregon on Saturday, October 1, 2011 to attend a jazz festival. After arriving in the area, he came into contact with one or both suspects prior to his death. His vehicle, a white 1999 Plymouth Breeze four-door displaying Oregon license 025 CCH, was spotted at least twice in the mid-Willamette Valley area during the weekend of October 1 - 2. One of the reported sightings confirmed the car was in the possession of two people identified during the investigation as PEDERSEN and GRIGSBY, suspects in an Everett, Washington murder investigation. CODY MYERS' body was recovered October 5th in the Mary's Peak area southwest of Corvallis.
 
First, investigators are following up on a tip that the suspects may have traveled to, and stopped at, the Devils Punch Bowl on Sunday, October 2nd, between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Investigators are asking to hear from anyone who may have seen the suspects or found anything suspicious, including photographs and/or a brown and grey tarp, in the area along the street leading up to the Devils Punch Bowl or on the ocean beach around October 2nd that may be connected with this case.
 
Investigators are trying to confirm tips that will help track the suspects as they moved through Oregon south to California. These items were mentioned in a tip that could help independently confirm the information shared with investigators.
 
Second, investigators continue to request to speak with anyone who was at the Newport Performing Arts Center or across the street at Don Davis Park on Saturday, October 1st, during the daytime performances of the jazz festival who took photos or video.
 
Anyone with information regarding these two matters related to this murder investigation is asked to contact the Lincoln County Major Crime Team tip line at (541) 265-0669.
 
Photographs of both suspects and a similar looking white 1999 Plymouth Breeze four-door are provided with this release.