Suspect Collared in Woman's Lemon Grove Murder

Casey Tschida, 32, was found and arrested in Oregon, where he had reportedly fled to his mother's home.

A suspect in the shooting death of a San Diego woman was behind bars in Oregon Sunday, awaiting transport back to Southern California to face a charge of murder, authorities said.

Casey Tschida, 32, was found and arrested in Happy Valley, Ore., where he had reportedly fled to his mother's home, according to San Diego County sheriff's Lt. Glenn Giannantonio.

Detectives Sunday were on their way to collect the suspect from Oregon authorities.

He is suspected of gunning down Jennifer Krajnak in the 7600 block of Pacific Avenue, officials said.

Krajnak was found by two deputies patrolling the area early Thursday. 

"Tschida shot her once in the head and left her lying in the street," the lieutenant wrote in a news release.

According to investigators, the two had been at a Lemon Grove bar but left separately; they knew each other, authorities said.

Investigators said the suspect approached the victim as she was walking home.

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Kendra Hayes January 07, 2013 at 06:41 PM
Jenn was my friend and this jerk took her from all of us. R.I.P. Jenn.
Kendra Hayes January 07, 2013 at 06:42 PM
Worrying about who issued the permit, if he had one, is not of huge concern at this current moment. Prosecuting this jerk to the fullest extent of the law is.
latoya younger January 08, 2013 at 09:16 AM
He don't know he took an innocent lovable person away from me . R.I.p. Jenn
Kendra Hayes January 09, 2013 at 05:05 PM
Hi friends and family I would like to let everyone who has been asking about what they can do to help us or Jenn's Family here is some fundraising events going on now. Legion post 460 in Kearny Mesa 4-8pm Wednesday 1/9/2013. BBQ chicken plate for 7.00 dollars plus a donation box will be set up. All proceeds will go to the family and presented at dirks nightclub event. https://www.facebook.com/events/406575349419251/ This event is on on the 13th at 1pm at Dirk's in Lemon Grove. There will be live music & fundraising events. Also if you can't be in San Diego but would still like to help donate $ to Jenn's Family here is how. You can donate to a memorial fund at California Coast Credit Union. Name is Gale Banuleos # is 814666-02. Feel free to share and invite friends to these events all help and support means a lot to her family and friends Thanks
Gale April 25, 2013 at 07:46 AM
Id like to know the answer to this question


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