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Woman murdered in Silverton identified; suspect found at hospital

SILVERTON, Ore. -- A woman who was killed Saturday afternoon in Silverton has been identified and a male suspect was located Sunday morning, Silverton police said.


Shots were fired just before 4 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Olson Rd off S Water St. Silverton Police located a woman who they say was killed by "homicidal violence."


The woman has been identified as 50-year-old Cassandra K. Wagner of Silverton.


A thorough search of the area was conducted by multiple agencies, but law enforcement couldn't find the suspect - Jason Clifford Down - on Saturday.


Down took himself to a local hospital around 6 a.m. Sunday. It wasn't clear if his injuries were related to the incident.


At just after 8 a.m. Sunday, Down was flown via Life Flight to a Portland area hospital Down is not in custody at this point, but police are with him.


KATU learned Providence Benedictine Nursing Center in Mt. Angel, Ore., was placed on lock-down Saturday night because Wagner worked there.


The Marion County Homicide Assault Team is assisting with the investigation.

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