Oregon State Police have concluded their investigation into the death of 25-year-old Aleah N. Aaron and have arrested 35-year-old Thomas R. Fuertes in connection with her murder.
Aaron, who was originally from Cave Junction, Oregon, went missing on March 30th.
Oregon State Police Major Crimes Section took the lead on the investigation, and her remains were found in a rural area near Cave Junction not long after. No further details were made available on the exact location of her body.
Sunday marked the arrest of Fuertes, who is from O’Brien, Oregon, in connection with Aaron’s death. He is currently being held at the Josephine County jail on charges of murder and abuse of a corpse.
Investigators continue to work to determine what happened and appealed to the public for information on the case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 800-442-2068.
Cave Junction, a small community in southwestern Oregon very close to the border with California, has been hit hard by this tragedy. As Aaron’s loved ones are planning an event to celebrate her life.