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Jan 10, 2013 at 11:39 AM
A man accused of kidnapping, sexually assaulting and then killing a Gresham woman is now facing new charges of burglary and encouraging child sex abuse.
Oct 29, 2012 at 5:06 PM
Amanda Holt filed for divorce in Multnomah County Circuit Court Friday, Oct. 26 from Jonathan Holt who police accuse of sexually assaulting Whitney Heichel and then shooting and killing her.
Oct 26, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Police investigators said they watched the man accused of murdering Whitney Heichel try to hide two handguns before confessing to detectives that he killed Heichel, according to court documents released on Friday afternoon.
Oct 26, 2012 at 10:44 AM
Whitney's family will hold an open house at the Salquist Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Gresham today from noon to 5 p.m. The public is welcome but please do not bring recording devices.
Oct 23, 2012 at 5:17 PM
New details are emerging about the man accused of sexually abusing and then shooting a young woman to death in a crime that has shocked the community.
Oct 23, 2012 at 12:11 AM
The outpouring of support and love from the community toward the 21-year-old woman found murdered late last week hasn't slowed.
Oct 22, 2012 at 9:44 AM
A new court document explains for the first time what investigators said led up to the death of Whitney Heichel, the 21-year-old Gresham woman whose body was found last Friday.
Oct 21, 2012 at 6:51 PM
The man accused of murdering Whitney Heichel was a member of her church.
Oct 21, 2012 at 11:21 AM
Family and friends remembered Whitney Heichel at a somber vigil Saturday night outside the Starbucks where she worked.
Oct 20, 2012 at 5:48 PM
Police said there was no reason to believe that Whitney Heichel and her suspected killer were anything more than acquaintances
Oct 19, 2012 at 4:47 PM
Police announced Friday night in a somber news conference that they had found the body of missing 21-year-old Whitney Heichel. They also announced they had arrested Jonathan Daniel Holt for the aggravated murder of Heichel.
Oct 19, 2012 at 11:34 AM
The phone was discovered by two girls in the blackberry bushes at the Troutdale Terrace Apartments. One of their families told KATU News the phone had a screensaver of Whitney on it as well as texts asking if she was OK.
Oct 18, 2012 at 11:12 AM
Lorilei Ritmiller said she was speaking out to both show support for Heichel's husband Clint and to reiterate that Heichel is beloved in her tight-knit community. She implored anyone with information to call police.
Oct 17, 2012 at 3:25 PM
Police searched a heavily wooded area of Dodge Park, north of Sandy, Wednesday afternoon for 21-year-old Whitney Heichel. They also searched Larch Mountain in the Columbia River Gorge.
Oct 17, 2012 at 12:17 AM
A 21-year-old Gresham woman has disappeared under what police have labeled 'suspicious' circumstances. Whitney's black 1999 Ford Explorer was backed into a parking space in the back corner of the lot with the passenger-side window shattered.