No bail for suspect in double murder
- Lee van der Voo
- Lake Oswego Review - News
A Clackamas County judge has denied bail to a man accused of murdering the grandparents of his former wife in Lake Oswego 26 years ago.
In a bail hearing that lasted a day and a half in a Clackamas County Circuit Court, Judge John Lowe ruled Aug. 2 that Ryan Lawrence Anthony, 48, will stay in prison until his trial in the fall.
Anthony is charged with four counts of aggravated murder in the deaths of Casper Volk, 83, and Ottilla Volk, 78. The couple was found stabbed to death in their home July 28, 1980 by a relative. Though police conducted an exhaustive investigation of the murders, no leads in the case emerged before this year. Police arrested Anthony in his Portland home April 4.
Police have not said what clues finally led them to Anthony but said DNA evidence analyzed at the Oregon State Police Crime Lab linked Anthony to the crime. He is the ex-husband of the Volk's granddaughter and was 22 years old at the time of the murders.
Clackamas County Deputy District Attorney Greg Horner said Anthony has been charged with four counts of aggravated murder, allowing for different legal theories as to how each of the victims died.
Anthony will be tried before a jury Nov. 6 at 9 a.m. in Clackamas County Circuit Court.