ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) – Ashland officials have hired a retired detective to try to solve a 5-year-old killing in which the victim was nearly decapitated on a public bike path.
The Mail Tribune reports in a story on Sunday that the Ashland Police Department hired retired Jackson County sheriff’s detective Charlie Retzer to look over possible leads in the case.
Twenty-three-year-old David Michael Grubbs died at about 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 19, 2011, on the Central Ashland Bike Path near the Hunter Park tennis courts.
An autopsy determined the weapon used in the killing was a medium to large blade.
Ashland Police Chief Tighe O’Meara says he wants a fresh set of eyes on the case to see if anything was overlooked.