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Who killed Jakhob Miles?

Miles was found dead from a gunshot wound on Sept. 11, 2008. He was 19 years old.
No one has ever been charged with his killing.
The Miles family and Linn County investigators spoke to Kelly Koopmans from KVAL News about the unsolved killing of 19-year-old Jakhob Miles for a story set to air Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, on KVAL News @ 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. {>}{>}{>} More on this story

Could genealogy help solve crimes?

A science designed to help people trace their ancestry may help police crack a 20-year old cold case.

Sarah Yarborough was just 16 when she was murdered 20 years ago. She was found strangled near the track where the dance team was to meet that December day.

Police have two sketches of a suspect.

Now, a forensic genealogist asked to test DNA has a name.

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Escaped inmates remain on the loose

The Oregon Corrections Department lists 75 escapees, dating to 1945. That's when Frank V. Terrale walked away from a work gang outside the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem.

Inmate-218875 would turn 97 next month if still alive.

The trails of all 75, though, are long cold. Prison officials suspect some on the list, such as Terrale, are dead. Only a solid tip or sighting will bring aging and incomplete files back to life.

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What happened to Jeremy Bright?

Jeremy had been in town with his younger sister, S'Te, visiting family when he went to pick S'Te up from the Coois County Fair in August 1986.

He never was heard from again.

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Who was 'Barnacle Bill'?

The red survival suit caught the runner's eye. The skeleton inside prompted the call to police.

Twenty nine years later, a local oceanographer hopes to solve a maritime mystery spanning three states and thousands of miles of the Pacific.

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What happened to Kyron Horman?

Kyron Horman disappeared on June 4 , 2010, sometime after a science fair at Skyline Elementary School in Portland.

He has not been seen since.

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Who killed Sharon Marie Hiller?

Beneath a tree limb rests the non-descript gravesite of Sharon Marie Hiller. After almost 20 years, her murder remains unsolved.

In November 1992, Hiller left the Alaska Bush Company on Highway 99 in Eugene where she worked as an exotic dancer. It was the last time she was seen alive.

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