Woman’s chopped-up remains found at landfill, suspect arrested for murder

The dismembered remains of a woman who went missing in Oregon City, Oregon, have been discovered at a landfill nearly 70 miles from her home. The Oregon City Police Department has identified the victim as 49-year-old Kara Rayleen Taylor, also known as Kara Sanders. Taylor was last seen on July 25 near the 200 block of Jefferson Street. She was temporarily staying with friends in Oregon City, having traveled from Pasco, Washington. The circumstances surrounding her disappearance raised suspicions, leading detectives to believe that Taylor met a violent end.

During the investigation, authorities learned that Taylor had been living with 47-year-old Jamon Peter Fritsch, who reported her missing on July 27. Based on the evidence gathered, police obtained an arrest warrant for Fritsch, who was taken into custody on August 7. He has been charged with second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter, and second-degree corpse abuse. Initially, Fritsch’s bail was set at $1 million, but after being indicted on additional charges, he is now held without bail.

During Fritsch’s arraignment, prosecutors revealed that he admitted to dismembering Taylor’s body and disposing of the remains in various landfills to prevent their recovery. Acting on this information, the Oregon City Police Department executed a search warrant at the Coffin Butte Landfill in Corvallis, Oregon, where they discovered human remains believed to be Taylor’s. The remains were transported to the Clackamas County Medical Examiner’s Office for examination and identification.

The Oregon City Police Department is committed to uncovering the truth surrounding Taylor’s disappearance and death. Investigators are working to provide answers to her grieving family and friends. The investigation remains ongoing, with authorities continuing to gather evidence and pursue leads.

As the investigation continues, the hope is that further evidence will shed light on the circumstances surrounding Taylor’s tragic demise.