Suspect in San Diego Homicide Case Arrested in Portland

San Diego- A man suspected of killing a 30-year-old woman in San Diego was arrested this past Saturday by the Portland Police Bureau. The suspect, 32-year-old Casey Michael Tschida, was arrested in Portland’s Clackamas County on a fugitive warrant with a homicide charge and is being held without bail.

Tschida was out late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning with the victim, Jennifer Rene Krajnak. The two were acquaintances and were socializing at a local bar. Krajnak left the bar early Thursday morning and was walking to a friend’s house where she was staying when Tschida approached her. According to San Diego Sheriff’s Homicide Lieutenant Glenn Giannantonio, “Tschida shot her once in the head and left her lying in the street.”

Nearby deputies on patrol spotted Krajnak lying between parked cars on the road. When police arrived at the scene, Krajnak was conscious; she was later transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital where she was pronounced dead half an hour later.

Giannantonio stated that after the shooting, Tschida drove his truck to his mother’s home in Happy Valley, Oregon. Tschida was later located at a Veterans Medical Center in Portland where officers took him into custody. Giannantonio also said a motive for the murder is not clear.

Both County Sheriff’s Offices of San Diego and Clackamas County are working together to complete the investigation as well as bringing Tschida back to Southern California.

Officials are asking anyone with information about Krajnak’s murder to call their Homicide Unit at (858) 974-2321 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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Suspect in San Diego Homicide Case Arrested in Portland was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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  1. Kendra
    Kendra 7 January, 2013, 15:42

    Jenn was my friend and she was a wonderful person. She was a bright shinning start and now the world is left a little dimmer without her here. I am a better person for having known her.

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  2. Kendra
    Kendra 9 January, 2013, 09:21

    Hi friends and family I would like to let everyone who has been asking about what they can do to help us or Jenn’s Family here is some fundraising events going on now.

    Legion post 460 in Kearny Mesa 4-8pm Wednesday 1/9/2013. BBQ chicken plate for 7.00 dollars plus a donation box will be set up. All proceeds will go to the family and presented at dirks nightclub event. This event is on on the 13th at 1pm at Dirk’s in Lemon Grove. There will be live music & fundraising events.

    Also if you can’t be in San Diego but would still like to help donate $ to Jenn’s Family here is how. You can donate to a memorial fund at California Coast Credit Union. Name is Gale Banuleos # is 814666-02.

    Feel free to share and invite friends to these events all help and support means a lot to her family and friends Thanks.

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