Brenton Wade Richmond

Brenton Wade Richmond was identified as the suspect and arrested in Southern California near the Mexico border. Richmond faces charges for two counts of aggravated murder.

Erik Cody Jacobs, a 1988 Seaside High School graduate, was one of two people found dead at a Lebanon home.

Shortly before 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, the Linn County Dispatch Center took a 911 call reporting two people dead at the residence, Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon said in a press release.

The Linn County Major Crimes Team found Tammy Lee Hopper, 42, and Erik Cody Jacobs, 48, from Independence, dead from apparent homicidal violence. Hopper resides at the home.

After working through the night processing the crime scene, investigators identified Brenton Wade Richmond, 48 of Lebanon, as the suspect. He was arrested Sunday in southern California near the Mexico border. Richmond faces charges for two counts of aggravated murder.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information should call Det. John Lovik II at 541-967-3911.

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(2) comments

Patrick Foster

RIP - Will always remember your contagious smile and laughter on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Autzen. You will be missed!

Connie Benson

Erik was a 1988 graduate of Seaside High School as opposed to 1998 as reported in the article.

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