- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The Latest on two Oregonians arrested in a shooting, kidnapping and possible slaying: (all times local):

5 p.m.

A district attorney says an Oregon man arrested in California has been charged with murder in the killing of a woman from the central Oregon town of Bend.

Edwin Lara was arrested in Northern California early Tuesday following a high-speed chase on Interstate 5 and after an elderly man was shot and critically wounded in Yreka and a mother and her two sons were carjacked and kidnapped.

In Oregon, Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel says Lara was charged with killing Kaylee Sawyer, 23, who was last seen around 1 a.m. Sunday in Bend.

Bend Police Chief Jim Porter told a news conference that a body has been found that is believed to be Sawyer’s. He said a coroner would try to confirm the identity.


11:45 a.m.

A man and a woman from Oregon are in custody after an elderly man was shot and critically wounded and a mother and her two sons were driven away at gunpoint in a carjacking.

The arrested man was being sought in the disappearance of a woman from Oregon.

The terrifying odyssey of the kidnapped family ended after the California Highway Patrol finally stopped the car near Redding. The highway patrol says Edwin Lara was arrested.

Police from Bend, Oregon, were headed to California to pursue leads in the case of Kaylee Sawyer, who was last seen Sunday near the campus of Central Oregon Community College, where Lara worked as a security guard.

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