Jonathan Daniel Holt asked Whitney Heichel for a ride before kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing the Gresham woman, according to a probable cause affidavit released by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office on Monday.

Holt, who faces seven counts of aggravated murder with a firearm, admitted his involvement to Oregon State Police Stg. Jon Harrington on the evening of Friday, Oct. 19, around the same time police found Heichel's body at Larch Mountain.

Holt said he waited outside Heichel's apartment, where the two were neighbors, and asked the 21-year-old woman for a ride as she was leaving for work around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Roughly five minutes into the drive, Holt pulled out a handgun and forced Heichel to drive her 1999 Ford Explorer to Roslyn Lake, north of Sandy. There, Holt sexually assaulted Heichel and then shot her.

According to an autopsy, Heichel died of four gunshot wounds.

Holt disposed of his cell phone at the lake, then drove to Larch Mountain where he concealed Heichel's body.

Holt's cell phone was found at Roslyn Lake, and swabs from the steering wheel of Heichel's car revealed DNA that was “consistent” with Holt's.

Holt was arraigned in Clackamas County Circuit Court on Monday. He appeared via satellite from Clackamas County Jail wearing a suicide smock and on the verge of tears.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 26.

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