2 women accused of murdering man in Tillamook State Forest caught in Nevada

Alyssa Z. Sturgill and Lisa M. Peaslee
Alyssa Z. Sturgill and Lisa M. Peaslee(Tillamook County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Dec. 5, 2022 at 6:49 AM PST
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TILLAMOOK COUNTY, Ore. (KPTV) - Two women who were named persons of interest in a murder in Tillamook County have been caught and charged after they traveled to Nevada, according to the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office.

On Saturday afternoon, sheriff’s deputies were searching for 40-year-old Alyssa Z. Sturgill and 41-year-old Lisa M. Peaslee. Sturgill and Peaslee were associated with a 52-year-old man who was found dead in a campsite in the Tillamook State Forest on Dec. 2. The victim’s name has not yet been released. His dog was found alive tied to a tree.

Deputies found evidence at the scene indicating the man had been shot and his vehicle had been stolen.

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The sheriff’s office said Sturgill and Peaslee had taken the victim’s light blue 2002 Toyota Sienna minivan.

Sturgill and Peaslee, plus the victim’s minivan, were located in Nevada on Sunday, Dec. 4, according to the sheriff’s office.

Sturgill and Peaslee were being extradited back to Oregon to face charges of second degree murder, first degree assault, unlawful use of a firearm and first degree theft.