- Associated Press - Saturday, February 27, 2016

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A man wanted in the killing of his two young housemates Jefferson County has been arrested in Salem.

Police say 20-year-old Mitchell Julio Morris, of Crooked River Ranch, was taken into custody late Saturday morning when a Salem officer spotted a pickup truck he was in, called for backup and followed him to a parking lot.

Authorities had been looking for him since Friday night, when they received a report of gunshots a home on Southwest Sand Ridge Road in Crooked River Ranch. Police found an 18-year-old man, Bailee Ray Southwick, and a 21-year-old woman, Mackenzie Lyman, dead.

Oregon State Police said authorities conducted an extensive search of the area as well as throughout central Oregon and the Willamette Valley area before he was located in Salem. Another male who was in the truck was cooperating with police and had not been arrested.

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