Authorities release identity and photo of slain Eureka California man allegedly killed by Pedersen/Grigsby duo.
Detectives investigating a series of homicides thought to be at the hands of David Pedersen and his female companion Holly Grigsby have identified another murder victim whose body was found in his car parked just a few blocks off Highway 101 in Eureka, California. The victim, Reginald Clark, 53, was shot in the head and left for dead in the 3300 block of Glen Street, south of the main downtown and just east of the Bayshore Mall. It may or may not have any bearing in the case, but Pedersen is an avowed white supremacist with the letters “SWP” tatooed on his neck, “SWP” standing for “Supreme White Power.” Clark was black.
It brings to four the number of people gunned down execution style, allegedly by Pedersen and his accomplice Holly Grigsby who were arrested late last week after being pulled over near Sacramento while driving the car belonging to by-then slain Cody Myers of Lafayette, near McMinnville.
Everett Washington Police say that David “Joey” Pedersen’s step mother was knifed to death at her home, and that her husband, and David Pedersen’s father, David “Red” Pedersen was last seen riding away in a black jeep with his son driving. His body was later found in the jeep, which was abandoned in the wilds near Green Peter Lake in eastern Linn County. “Red” Pedersen had been shot in the head.
Cody Myers’ body was found with bullet wounds to his head and chest, and was dumped in the woods off Highway 34 near Mary’s Peak, south of Philomath in Benton County. It’s believed his murder actually occurred off Highway 20 on the Pioneer Mountain Loop, near Toledo about ten miles east of Newport.
Authorities say collecting and organizing evidence among the four states will take some time. Prosecutors in Snohomish County Washington, Lincoln County Oregon, along with those in Humboldt and Yuba Counties in California have been conducting conference calls between themselves sorting the cases out, trying to chart a pathway of prosecution in this wide ranging murder spree.