Taking you up close to the Susan Monica murder crime scene

, Written by Jennifer Elliott, Posted: Tue, January 14 2014 at 3:33 PM, Updated: Wed, January 15 2014 at 8:56 AM

 For the first time we hear accused murderer Susan Monica's voice. "Hi, this is Susan. I'm on my 20 acres doing something." That's the answering message at Monica's home which lies down a winding dusty driveway off West Evans Creek Road in rural Rogue River near Wimer.

A neighbor allowed our cameras to film at the back of their lot where Jackson County Search and Rescue is set up, a barbed wire fence dividing us. If you take a look at the GPS coordinates the trailer is only a yards away from a pond at the back of Monica's property. That pond is now a muddy puddle. Footprints surround it. Two pink flags can be seen from the shoreline.

Jackson County Sheriff's tell us when they arrived to investigate an identity theft Friday, they instead discovered evidence of two murders. They say they found mutilated corpses.                   

Sheriffs deputies blocked two roads coming into the property, but from our vantage point we can see much of their focus is on a large industrial type building on the lot. Neighbors say Monica used it as a barn, work area, and residence.
Now days after the initial discovery, detectives continue scouring this near 20 acre parcel of land for more evidence in what has quickly turned from an identity theft case to a double murder investigation.

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Jennifer Elliott

Jennifer Elliott anchors the primetime newscast FOX26 First News at Ten on NBC5’s partner station, KMVU/FOX26. She also reports for NBC5 News.

Jennifer began her career at NBC5 News in 2011 as a production assistant. Raised in Southern Oregon, she studied voice and piano while attending South Medford High School.

After graduating from Brigham Young University-Idaho, she returned home and added organ playing to her music repertoire. In addition to her musical talents, Jennifer is an award winning artist.

She has also co-hosted Southern Oregon’s Got Talent, the area’s premiere talent show. Jennifer is married and the mother of two young sons who keep her busy and very happy.

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