Killer charged with murdering three different women

PORTLAND, OR – Jesse Lee Calhoun, aged 39, was indicted by a grand jury in connection to the murder of three women whose deaths were deemed suspicious in the preceding year. The bodies of five missing women surfaced over three months in 2023 across various counties in Oregon and Washington.

During the subsequent investigation, Calhoun emerged as the primary suspect in four of those incidents. He was arrested for violation of parole terms on June 6, 2023.

On Friday, the District Attorney’s Office in Multnomah County declared that Calhoun is now being charged in connection with the deaths of 24-year-old Charity Lynn Perry, 31-year-old Bridget Leanne Webster, and Joanna Speaks, aged 32.

Smith first went missing in December and was uncovered dead on February 19. Perry’s body was discovered near Ainsworth State Park in April while Webster was found dead in the vicinity of Mill Creek, Polk County in the same month.

Upon the indictment ruling, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office and investigators alerted the victims’ families of the charges. A representative from the District Attorney’s Office acknowledged the severe impact these deaths have on the victims’ relatives and the community at large, pledging their commitment to justice for the victims and their families.

At present, Calhoun is being held at Snake River Correctional Institution, with expectations of a transfer to Multnomah County for formal accusation on the indicted charges.