Serial killer suspect indicted
A Multnomah County grand jury indicted 63-year-old Jeffrey Paul Cutlip Monday in connection with three cold case homicides that occurred in Portland over the past 37 years.
One of those alleged murders occurred July 21, 1993, when Nielene Doll, 33, was found dead off Bull Run Road in a remote area north of Sandy. She had been reported missing earlier that month.
Cutlip was recently living in Brownsville, Texas, and he allegedly confessed to Brownsville police that he had committed three murders in Portland.
He said he murdered Marlene Claire Carlson, 44, in 1975; Julie Marie Bennett, 15, in 1977; and Doll in 1993.
Cutlip was arrested July 23 in Brownsville and extradited to Portland on Aug. 16.
Cutlip was indicted on two counts of aggravated murder and nine counts of murder in connection with the deaths of the three women.
He was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in a Multnomah County court.
Cold Case Homicide Unit detectives are continuing to investigate all three cases and will not release any more information on any of the cases to avoid negative effects on the investigation and eventual prosecution of Cutlip.
Anyone with information about any crime committed by Jeffrey Cutlip, or crimes they believe he could have committed, should call Cold Case Homicide Unit detectives at 503-823-0867 or 503-823-0865.
The Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide Unit includes a sergeant and four detectives assisted by several retired investigators who volunteer their time.
The Portland Police Bureau has nearly 300 unsolved murders dating back to 1969.