The family of Kayla Ann Hendrickson, age 16, provided the linked photograph for media use. Hendrickson was found deceased late Friday night, January 18, along Highway 6 about eighteen miles east of Tillamook. A multi-agency ongoing investigation determined she was the victim of homicidal violence and died from gunshot wounds.
In addition, the Tillamook County Major Crime Team and Humboldt County, California Sheriff’s Office are confirming the person who reportedly shot himself and died Saturday in Humboldt County is identified as Jacob Allen Green, age 24, from Newport. Green was operating a vehicle matching the description of one which was sought as a vehicle of interest in connection with the Highway 6 death investigation. Green knew Hendrickson and is allegedly believed to be the only suspect involved in her death.
Previously released information indicated on January 18, 2013 at approximately 10:14 p.m., a vehicle described as an unknown make or model late 1980′s to early 1990′s full-size pickup was observed by a witness stopped on the north side shoulder of the westbound lane on Highway 6 between milepost 18 and 19. Two people, a man and woman, were seen along the highway near the stopped pickup.
About 25 minutes later, the witness contacted a Tillamook police officer advising of suspicious circumstances along Highway 6 near milepost 18 about two miles east of Jordan Creek Road. An OSP trooper responded and found a deceased female, later positively identified as Hendrickson, along the highway.
The Tillamook County Major Crime Team is comprised of members from Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Tillamook Police Department, Manzanita Police Department, Oregon State Police, and Tillamook County District Attorney’s Office. The investigation is continuing. Critical assistance during the first two days of the investigation has been provided by:
- Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division
- Humboldt County, California Sheriff’s Office
- Lincoln County, Oregon Sheriff’s Office
- Tillamook County Search & Rescue
- Oregon State and Tillamook County Medical Examiner Offices
- Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division
News Release from: Oregon State Police