Fugitive Kelly Swoboda kept notes on 17 girls

Kelly Swoboda in three mug shots from Clackamas County, two from 1999 and one from 2013 (file)
Kelly Swoboda in three mug shots from Clackamas County, two from 1999 and one from 2013 (file)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police detectives in Portland, Ore., say a man fatally shot by an officer last month had been stalking young women in a van containing ropes, zip ties and pornographic magazines featuring teenage girls.

Why was Kelly Swoboda not behind bars?

Grand jury transcripts released Monday say Kelly Swoboda wrote notes to himself about 17 women. He rated the women and marked whether they were alone.

Police confronted the 49-year-old Swoboda near a high school last month after getting reports of a suspicious van following students. He died in an exchange of gunfire.

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Swoboda already was wanted by police because he was the suspect in a January kidnapping at a tanning salon near Portland.

Among Swoboda’s notes were ones about a brunette near the Oregon Episcopal School tennis courts and a ballerina spotted outside a Eugene dance studio.

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