A person accused of murdering a girl in Scripps Ranch greater than three many years in the past has been charged with homicide, prosecutors stated Tuesday.
Randall Oyler, 62, is accused within the killing of 47-year-old Margaret Orozco Jackson, whose physique was found on July 11, 1990. San Diego police stated Jackson was discovered on a hillside off Scripps Ranch Boulevard with a rope round her neck.
Oyler, who was 29 years outdated on the day Jackson’s physique was found, faces as much as 25 years to life in state jail if convicted.
He was set to look in court docket Tuesday afternoon to enter a plea on a homicide cost, however sustained an unspecified damage whereas in custody and couldn’t make his look. Oyler was taken to a hospital on Tuesday and his arraignment was postponed till Wednesday afternoon in consequence.
He stays in custody with out bail.
Police haven’t commented on what precisely led to Oyler’s identification as a suspect in Jackson’s slaying, aside from to say “detectives developed new data and possible trigger that recognized” him because the alleged killer.
The San Diego Police Murder Chilly Case Unit reopened the case final yr and reexamined the proof via “an exhaustive strategy of following leads, processing and inspecting bodily proof collected from the unique crime scene and interviewing potential witnesses,” San Diego police stated.
Oyler was already in custody for an alleged probation violation when he was arrested final Thursday in reference to Jackson’s demise, SDPD Lt. Adam Sharki stated.
Jackson’s niece, Andrea Carrasco, was among the many sufferer’s members of the family who attended Tuesday’s court docket listening to.
Carrasco advised reporters after the listening to that her aunt “was a phenomenal girl” who was “happy-go-lucky” and dedicated to her household.
Carrasco stated she remembered watching the information along with her mom in 1990 when a report aired in regards to the physique’s discovery. Whereas the sufferer’s identification had not been launched on the time, the information report talked about a particular tattoo on the sufferer’s leg, which led Carrasco’s mom to yell out, “Margaret!”
After so a few years, members of the family had not anticipated the seize of a suspect, Carrasco stated, and plenty of of Jackson’s shut family have since died.
“It’s been a very long time coming,” Carrasco stated. “We’re simply blissful to comprehend it’s lastly coming to a detailed.”