Update Thursday afternoon: David Pedersen and Holly Grigsby are no long just “persons of interest,” they are now confirmed suspects in connection with the murder of Cody Myers.
More sickening news came today from the investigation into the murder of Lafayette teen Cody Myers. The medical examiner reports that Cody was shot in the head and chest with multiple gunshots. His body was dumped off a road south of Philomath in the Mary’s Peak area. The exact details of how the body was discovered have not been released other than investigators saying “a citizen found it.”
Meanwhile Cody’s murder remains under investigation as well as the murder of a woman in Everett Washington. David Pedersen’s step-mother was found stabbed to death in her home earlier in the week. Her husband, David’s father, is still missing and presumed to be in grave danger, or worse. He is said to be in very frail health.
Myers left his family’s Lafayette home last Friday bound for Newport to attend the jazz festival that was going on there. He never made it. The circumstances surrounding his encounter with his possible murderers is unknown. All that IS known is that Pederson and his female companion Holly Grigsby were caught by surveillance cameras at a Salem area gas station driving Cody’s car, and that they were later pulled over and arrested by the California Highway Patrol near Marysville, north of Sacramento, on Wednesday while still driving Cody’s car.
Authorities are anxious to find the car that Pedersen and Grigsby allegedly drove away from the Pedersen murder scene in Everett and then south into Oregon. Authorities believe the two ditched the 2010 black Jeep Patriot somewhere in the north or central part of the Willamette Valley. It bears Washington license plate ABZ 7996. On the front bumper there is a U.S. Marine Corp placard plate.
Anyone with any information about Pedersen and Grigsby or the whereabouts of their Jeep Patriot, are asked to call the Oregon State Police Command Center at 800-452-7888, or 9-1-1.