Salem resident Joey Pedersen, accused of murdering a Yamhill County teen near Newport last year, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the muder of his father and step mother near Seattle. Pedersen is expected to eventually face murder charges in Newport for the killing of a young Lafayette man who had traveled to Newport for its annual jazz festival last Fall. Cody Myers’ body was eventually found near Philomath.
Both Pedersen and his girlfriend Holly Grigsby are also implicated in the racial hate killing of Reginald Clark near Eureka. Clark was Black. It’s believed the two were convinced also that Meyers was Jewish, which he was not.
Lincoln County District Attorney Rob Bovett said both Pedersen and Grigsby will face justice in Lincoln County when legal proceedings in Washington against them are wrapped up.