Crime victims advocacy group wants to increase monitoring of high-level sex offenders

Timothy J. Mackley. (Photo: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office via the Portland Police Bureau)

Timothy Mackley is facing murder charges after Portland Police found a body in his car Tuesday morning.

Mackley is also currently listed as a level-three sex offender in the state of Oregon, which means he's most likely to re-offend.

Steve Doell, president of Crime Victims United, an advocacy group for crime victims, says this case shows a flaw in the state's criminal justice system.

"We should be doing more because this guy is a dangerous guy, and he just proved it to us," he said. "I mean, in this case, unfortunately, the results speak for themselves."

Police found a woman's body in Mackley's car when they pulled him over for a traffic violation at a gas station on Southeast 92nd Avenue and Holgate Boulevard.

Doell questions how closely Mackley was even monitored, adding it wasn't enough.

Oregon State Police could not be reached for comment on how registered sex offenders are monitored and how frequently.

Mackley also spent 20 years in prison for a 1988 conviction of several counts of sodomy.

"You have a violent sex offender who committed serious first-degree sex crimes and now we find him with a body," said Doell. "He's not guilty of anything, but it doesn't look good, that's for darn sure."

Mackley will be in court Wednesday.

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