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Oregon State Police Ask: Who Got Oen Nicholson Out Of Noti?

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Oregon authorities want information on anyone who may have transported a triple-homicide suspect out of  the Noti area last Friday. 

Oen Nicholson fled North Bend after allegedly killing three people, including his father.  He stole his father’s truck and abandoned it outside Noti on Highway 126 Friday afternoon. After eluding a manhunt, Nicholson surfaced Sunday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

“Truth be told, pretty much all of the scenarios that could have happened for him to get there, can be a little bit concerning,” said Tom Speldrich, a sergeant with the Lane County Sheriff’s Office. He says Oregon State Police are hoping someone can fill in the blanks as to how Nicholson got to Springfield, where he allegedly forced a local woman to drive him 33 hours towards Milwaukee.

“You know, somebody else that was forced against their will, or another stolen car, there’s a lot of different ways that that could’ve happened, that we’re trying to get answers to.” 

Anyone with tips can call the Oregon State Police at (800)442-0776) 

Nicholson remains in Milwaukee Police custody.

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.