Three arrested in Tiffany Jenks murder
Police have arrested three people in connection with the shooting-death of 35-year-old Tiffany Jenks, whose body was found last week at Blue Lake Regional Park in Fairview, said Sgt. John Pemberton, Fairview police spokesman.
Two of the suspects, Joshua Robinett, 38, of Oakland, Calif., and Michelle Worden-Brosey, 40, of Longview, Wash., were arrested at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Gresham Police Department. They are each are being held on $255,000 bail at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of conspiracy to commit murder and hindering prosecution, Pemberton said.
The third suspect, 25-year-old Daniel Bruynell, was arrested in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 14, said Pemberto. Bruynell, of Oakland, is being charged with murder and will be extradited to Oregon.
No other suspects linked with the homicide are being sought by law enforcement, said Pemberton.
Police have not released a motive at this time pending further investigation.
On the morning of Oct. 8, Jenks body was found in a grassy area just outside the park entrance. The Multnomah County Medical Examiners Office determined that she died from a single gunshot wound to the head. The East County Major Crimes Team was assigned to help Fairview police with the investigation.
Police knew early on about the three suspects, last seen with Jenks before she was shot, but Pemberton said police did not release this information to the public as it would have jeopardized the investigation.
Capt. Darr Kirks of the Kelso Police Department said a police report released to the public and detailed in an Oct. 14 article by the Longview Daily News was "released in error."
However, now that the suspects have been detained, Pemberton confirmed the article was accurate.
According to the police report, Worden-Brosey and Robinett were arrested Oct. 11 after Multnomah County sheriff's investigators tracked them to a Kelso motel.
Daniel Bruynell, a third person of interest, was believed to have fled to California. As potential suspects in Jenk's murder, all three had warrants for their arrest.
The two were interviewed as persons of interest at the Kelso police station but were released because detectives didn't have enough probable cause to charge them.
Thursday, Fairview Police Chief Ken Johnson said Worden-Brosey and Robinett were asked to come back to the Gresham Police Department for additional questioning and were subsequently arrested.
Bruynell was arrested Monday in Oakland, where he lives, without incident by the US Marshall's Fugitive Task Force. Detectives with the East County Major Crimes Team, Oregon State Police and the Oakland Police Department also assisted in the arrests of the murder suspects, Pemberton said. Bruynell is being held in the Santa Rita Jail on a warrant hold out of Oregon, according to KOIN News 6.
According to the Kelso police report, on the night of her death, Jenks met up with Worden-Brosey, Robinett, and Bruynell at a Portland strip club. Then all four walked to another strip club, and at around 2:11 a.m., got into a black Cadillac and left.
Portland authorities believe that is the last time Jenks was seen alive. Around 2:30 a.m., two independent witnesses told detectives they heard a single gun shot in Blue Lake Park. About five hours later, a motorist spotted Jenks body lying in the park's entrance.
Detectives got the license plate number from Worden-Brosey's black 2008 Cadillac using surveillance video from the strip clubs, which also helped them identify the car's occupants.
Investigators tracked Worden-Brosey's credit card to the Quality Inn in Longview after the day Jenks was killed. According to the report, when she was gone after investigators arrived, detectives scoured the area until they spotted her Cadillac parked at the Motel 6 at 106 N. Minor Road in Kelso.
Worden-Brosey and Robinett were set to be arraigned Friday, Oct. 18.
Bruynell's next court date is Nov. 6.Add a comment