Suspect named in Madras homicide; woman believed to be armed, heading to Mexico

Central Oregon authorities are looking for a 21-year-old Prineville woman suspected in a fatal shooting Wednesday night in Madras.

The woman, Jenna R. Campbell, is believed to be armed and possibly leaving Oregon for Mexico in a newer gray or silver Ford F150 truck.

Jefferson County District Attorney Steve Leriche described Campbell as white, 5’5″ and 110-120 pounds. She has blue eyes and blonde hair.

Leriche said if you run across Campbell, avoid contact and call 911.

The Tri-County Major Incident Team is investigating the shooting, which happened around 9:20 Wednesday night during a fight.

Leriche said law enforcement responded to a home in Madras where the gunshot victim was found.

Officers started immediate life-saving efforts and the victim was taken to St. Charles in Madras but did not survive.

No other details have been released, but Leriche said anyone with information should call Detective Steve Webb at the Madras Police Department, 541-475-2424.

The Tri-County Major Incident Team includes personnel from the Bend, Redmond, Madras and Warm Springs police departments and the Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook County sheriff’s offices.

The Oregon State Police Crime Lab also responded to help with the investigation.

▶️ National study shows students struggling in math; local teacher sees good progress


A national study shows despite being away from the classroom, kids have around the same reading test scores as they did in 2019, but they’re struggling in math.

However, a local teacher says she’s seen the opposite.  

“We found a struggle more so with how to reach out and teach ELA, literature, reading skills and writing when you are not able to point right there and say follow along right here, as well as that digital piece listening to them read over a computer,” said Madras Elementary fifth-grade teacher Sarah O’Gorman.

O’Gorman says math has been much easier to teach. 

The study says students are learning, just not as quickly as in years past.

O’Gorman says teachers are getting creative to figure out what works.

“I feel as a fifth-grade teacher we have found more success with our math aspect because we have been able to hone in on essential standards since we know exactly what we have been looking for and the tests have been more precise,” she said.

In math, she says It was hard to know if students did the work themselves or used a calculator.

“We decided to switch to Google slides and there is an icon where you can put the problem down, but they are expected to show their work by taking a picture of either their white board or piece of paper,” O’Gorman said. “Then we can go back through and really see what steps they took and what their thinking was.”

Even though students haven’t been able to do state or district testing, O’Gorman says the kids are learning.

“From the data we have, they are progressing as needed with where our instruction is at,” she said.

Jefferson County schools will have K-5 kids in the classroom for two hours a day, starting Monday. 

O’Gorman is excited to see her students, even for such a short period.

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