Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A medical examiner says a 21-year-old Oregon barista who was killed last week died from multiple gunshot wounds.

Dr. Christopher Young on Monday declined to release additional results from the autopsy performed over the weekend.

Whitney Heichel (HY'-kel) vanished on her way to work Tuesday, triggering a search effort that ended late Friday with the discovery of her body on Larch Mountain east of Gresham.

Heichel's neighbor, Jonathan Holt, has been charged with aggravated murder and is to be arraigned Monday afternoon in Oregon City.

A spokesman for the Heichel family, Jim Vaughn, released a statement Monday saying Holt was a member of the same Jehovah's Witnesses congregation as Heichel. Vaughn said he attended sporadically.

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