The death of a 28-year-old woman found in a Bend home Tuesday morning is being investigated as a homicide. Police are asking for the public’s help as they try to find whoever is responsible. They are also looking for the victim’s SUV.
Bend Police identified the victim as Evelyn Jeanette Weaver. She was found inside the home in the 200 block of NW Hill Street, not far from the Bend Parkway – Colorado Avenue interchange.
“I saw yellow tape and I know yellow tape’s not a good sign. Being next door, you know, you hope these things aren’t just random. With as horrible as it is, you don’t want it to happen at all,” neighbor Riley Jeppesen said.
Initial reports were a Bend man went to the home to check on the resident and found Weaver unresponsive.
“It’s a pretty quiet neighborhood. I know pretty much everybody on our block up and down. There are several families, we have kids,” neighbor Amy Batham said.
Police said Wednesday that the Major Incident Team has been activated and is working with Bend Police detectives. They were unable to state the cause of death or what injuries Weaver may have sustained. The Oregon State Police Forensics Lab is also assisting.
Bend Police said they are looking for Weaver’s 2004 silver Honda CR-V, Oregon license plate 085BMP. Anyone who sees this vehicle is urged to not approach it, but to call 911.
Anyone with information that may help police in the investigation, or who interacted with Weaver anytime between July 13-18, is asked to call nonemergency dispatch line at 541-693-6911.
“We’ve talked to a lot of people obviously already, but our investigation is going to continue. This is just us kind of crossing our ‘Ts’ and dotting our ‘Is’ in trying to get as much information about her life in those final days,” Communications Manager for Bend Police Department Sheila Miller said.
Police would not say if there is a danger to the community and it is unknown if the victim knew who attacked her. Police advise the public to take normal precautions such as locking doors, cars and being aware of surroundings.