UMATILLA COUNTY:  Homicide investigation continues

UMATILLA COUNTY: Homicide investigation continues

The investigation into the shooting death of Jordan Delano Crandall of Hermiston last week continues. Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus tells News sources that his office’s point person for the probe is Chief Deputy District Attorney Jaclyn Jenkins.

“I know that they continue to work,” he said. “I know the sheriff’s office continues to receive the assistance of not only members from Umatilla County but also out of Morrow County in trying to work this case.”

The sheriff’s office received a report of the body being found near Alpine Road on an access road to an irrigation ditch at 9:37 a.m. March 18. Evidence at the scene indicated Crandall’s death was an act of homicide.

“These cases can be very difficult, some quite a bit more difficult than others,” Primus said. “It kind of depends on that information you have early on, and I know that they’re having to work for this one.”