Whitney Heichel Murder Update
We understand the media and the public have many questions regarding the disappearance and murder of Whitney Heichel and the subsequent arrest of Jonathan D. Holt in her murder. We have been advised by the District Attorney to not release or discuss many of the details that are understandably piquing the public’s interest in this tragedy. However, we can clarify a few of the questions being asked today.
When and where will Holt be arraigned?
We expect Holt to be arraigned for aggravated murder in Clackamas County on Monday, Oct. 22. The venue was changed to the county in which in which it is believed that the murder took place.
Will Heichel’s autopsy results be released today, Oct. 20?
How well did the Heichel family know Holt? Did they have any past history?
There is no evidence that has surfaced in the investigation leading investigators to believe there was anything more between them as acquaintances.
Will you put us in touch with Heichel’s family?
No, we are respecting their stated desire for privacy. We will take your request and pass it along at a more appropriate time.
Should the public continue to call the Tip Line?
Yes, we continue to gather information and evidence in this case and appreciate the public’s continued help in this area. If you have any information related to this case please call 503-618-2719.
We currently do not expect to hold another briefing over the weekend. Lt. Grandjean is not taking further requests on this incident this weekend.
No further information is available at this time.