Tuesday night, Salem Police were called to the Days Inn Black Bear Inn at 1600 Motor Ct NE for a welfare check. Officers found a woman dead inside of a room.
Detectives worked with the Independence Police Department throughout the day, identifying 25-year-old Cody Roy Hilliard as a suspect in the case.
Information was developed as to a general area where Hilliard may have been, and the Oregon State Police was contacted to assist in locating him. Hilliard was located by the Oregon State Police shortly after 9 a.m. on March 7th as he was driving on Interstate 5 near Eugene. He was contacted and detained without incident.
The victim has been tentatively identified, but her identity is not being released at this time, pending notification of next of kin.
Hilliard will be charged with Murder.