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Wed, March 20

Juvenile murder suspects captured by Oregon police

KINGMAN - Police in Bend, Ore., arrested two local youths Thursday as suspects in the murder of Golden Valley resident Mark Samson Hall.

Mohave County Sheriff's detectives are in Bend today to interview a 17-year-old and 14-year-old, both from Golden Valley, in connection with the death of Hall, 60, MCSO spokeswoman Trish Carter said.

"Detectives investigating the case interviewed numerous people and were able to identify these juveniles as suspects," Carter said. "We entered nationwide warrants on them into the NCIC system and were contacted yesterday by the Bend Police Department."

Carter did not know circumstances surrounding the arrests of the juveniles on first-degree murder warrants issued by the MCSO.

MCSO deputies and detectives responded to a residence in the 300 block of Verde Road about 12:55 p.m. Saturday following a call from Samson's son-in-law, who found him lying on the floor of his home.

An autopsy Monday established he died of a gunshot wound, possibly on Friday.

Hall's vehicle, a 1995 red Ford Crown Victoria, was found abandoned Friday off Hidden Valley Road near Interstate 40 and U.S. 93.

No motive for the killing has yet been determined.

It is unknown when the suspects may return to Mohave County. Detectives interviewing the juveniles also will discuss extradition with them and find out if they will waive or fight it, Carter said.


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