Man confesses in Texas to 1970s Oregon murders

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by JONATHAN J. COOPER

Associated Press

Posted on July 23, 2012 at 1:26 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police in Oregon say a 63-year-old man called authorities in Texas and confessed to two Portland homicides in the 1970s.

Portland detectives arrested Jeffrey Paul Cutlip over the weekend in Brownsville, Texas. Police said he admitted his involvement in two slayings -- one in 1975, the other in 1977. Authorities haven't released the names of the victims or other information about the crimes.

Cutlip is being held in the Cameron County Jail awaiting extradition to Portland.

Oregon Department of Corrections records show Cutlip has spent most of the past three decades behind bars, in and out of prison for crimes including sodomy, burglary and robbery. He was required to register as a sex offender following a 1982 sodomy conviction. Records say he targets female strangers using threats and weapons.
 

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