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January 19, 2019

12-year-old boy arrested in murder of 92-year-old Oregon woman

January 12, 2019
Investigations, carried out by the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, the Oregon State Police, the Lane County District Attorney’s Office and the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office, prompted the boys arrest. (Paul Carter / AP)

An Oregon boy has been arrested after a 92-year-old woman was found dead Monday in her Creswell home.

The unnamed 12-year-old faces murder and burglary charges, according to the Register Guard.

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Emma Burnell was found dead after authorities were notified of an injured woman. Her death is being considered suspicious.

Investigations, carried out by the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, the Oregon State Police, the Lane County District Attorney’s Office and the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office, prompted the boy’s arrest.

The date of his arrest is unknown.

Jason Davis, a Lane County Health and Human Services Department spokesman, said the boy will not be charged as an adult.

He is being held at the Serbu Juvenile Justice Center in Eugene, Ore., and his arraignment is set for Friday, the Register Guard reported.

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