On a different section of this site, I’ve talked at length about the murder of my former flatmate, Tiffany Jenks.
One of the trio of people involved in her death, Joshua Robinett, was arrested on charges unrelated to Tiffany on November 11, in Multnomah County. He now faces new charges of Assault, Harassment. (At least, I presume it’s the same Joshua Robinett; the mug shot looks like him, and the age matches.)
Note: a prior version of this post, included Attempted Rape among the charges. That has been dropped, leaving only misdemeanor assault and harassment in what, from the few documents presently available, appears to have been a domestic violence situation. (Thanks to a friend who’s good at searching court records for puzzling this out.)
Seven years ago this month, my friend and former housemate Tiffany Jenks was murdered. Not only was it a tremendous shock, but it became one of Portland’s most sensational killings, partly because the motive was never fully determined.
Since then, her death has produced vast amounts of discussion on conspiracy websites and talk-radio shows, much of it featuring interviews with her ex-boyfriend, John S. Captain, III. There have also been a cable TV show and at least two true-crime podcasts. These, combined with the vast amount of attention the case got on talk-show circuit have caused a great deal of attention to remain focused on Tiffany’s death.
The purpose of this page is to explain my understanding of what happened and to refute a few of the more egregious conspiracy-theory claims.
The basic facts are simple. On October 8, 2013, Tiffany was found dead at the entrance to Blue Lake Regional Park, on the outskirts of the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan region. She had been shot once in the head, directly between the eyes.