Suspect Arrested In Woman's Disappearance

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A suspect has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of an Oregon City woman.

49-year-old Kara Taylor was last seen July 25th at a home in Oregon City.

Two days later, 47-year-old Jamon Fritsch, who also lives at the house, reported her missing.

On Saturday, police searched the house and found evidence that Taylor was killed. Her body hasn't been located.

The FBI found evidence of blood in his house and receipts from Home Depot that he bought zip ties, tarps and contractors bags.

Fritsch told police he killed Taylor, dismembered her body and scattered her remains in several areas so they couldn't be found.

Fritsch was arrested and charged with Murder in the Second Degree, Manslaughter, and Abuse of a Corpse. He's being held on one-million-dollars bail.

The search continues for Taylor's remains.

Her family released the following statement:

First and foremost, our family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the following agencies that were directly involved in the investigation of the disappearance of our Friend, Sister, Daughter, Mom, and Wife Kara Rayleen Sanders Taylor.

From day one the Oregon City Police Department did an amazing and professional job with their investigation and the communication with immediate family of Kara. Then with the additional help of the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team/Interagency SWAT Team, and the FBI the three agencies worked diligently and exhaustingly, day and night, to find answers to Kara’s disappearance. Our entire family Thanks each and everyone one of you for everything you have done in this investigation, the time spent, and the care given.

Kara was a very loving and caring person who would do anything for anyone if she knew it would make a day in their life better. She was trusting and had faith in others and believed there was good in everyone. Her time here was shortened, but the ones that had the blessed opportunity to be part of her life will be forever grateful for the time spent with her. As the phenomenal mom Kara was, she unfortunately leaves behind a 22 year old special needs daughter named Nicole.

The difficult times these are, your thoughts and prayers are appreciated in finding Kara and bringing her home to Rest.

The Sanders Family & Dennis Taylor

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