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Man faces charges in death of Shady Cove roommate, aunt

November 21, 2019 GMT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a woman killed last week in Shady Cove died of blunt force trauma and the man arrested is facing charges in her death and the death of his aunt.

The Mail Tribune reports 20-year-old Destiny Finch lived with 21-year-old Shane Wayman and other roommates, according to Jackson County deputy district attorney Lucy Durst.

Wayman was arrested Nov. 12 and booked into the Jackson County Jail, a day after family reported Finch missing. He faces charges of murder and abuse of a corpse.

On Wednesday, Wayman was indicted by a Jackson County grand jury in the disappearance of his aunt Malina Nickel, also of Shady Cove.

Nickel was reported missing in November 2016. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office detectives reported Friday they found bones believed to be hers.

The grand jury indicted Wayman on two counts of criminal mistreatment and abuse of a corpse in Nickel’s case.

It wasn’t immediately known if he has a lawyer.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/