Tiffany Jenks Murder (updated 8/11/20)

Tiffany at the 2011 Shamrock Run, Portland, OR

Six years ago, 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.

Because this case is getting increasing traction on much-viewed websites, I’ve updated this post to include some direct answers to questions that keep coming up. But first, the background. (The updates are at the end.)

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.

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