Stayton Woman Murdered & Suspect Arrested

STAYTON, Ore. — Police say a woman was murdered inside a home in Stayton.  Officers found the victim dead from an apparent gunshot wound at a home on West Water Street near the Santiam River on Sunday night.

The woman is identified as 70-year-old Karen Schaefer.

A man with the same last name was arrested for her murder.  Police have not said how 38-year-old Brian Schaefer was related to her.  He’s charged with Murder 2 with a Firearm, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

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