A New Look at Susan Monica & More Details in the Murder Investigation

, Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted: Thu, January 16 2014 at 4:36 PM, Updated: Fri, January 17 2014 at 2:31 AM

We're getting another look at murder suspect Susan Monica.

NBC 5 News obtained Monica's Jackson County Jail mug shot from her arrest back in 2009.

She was booked on menacing and recklessly endangering. Those charges were ultimately dropped.

As we previously reported, Monica does have a criminal history in Jackson County. According to court documents, back in 2001 Monica was convicted of recklessly endangering and resisting arrest, but charges of fleeing a police officer, a felony, were dismissed.

Her other violations, according to records, were mostly misdemeanors.

Many of her documents are sealed, so we're unable to see the details of all those charges.

DA's Office Says They've Made a Positive ID on Murder Victim

Meanwhile, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office has handed the reins over the to the District Attorney's Office.

On Thursday, the DA's Office positively identified Robert Haney as a murder victim in the Susan Monica double murder case.

Previously, detectives said they believed remains found on Monica's Rogue River property were Haney's but that information wasn't confirmed until now.

The Senior Deputy DA said he believes Haney was murdered in early September of 2013.

Investigators said they identified Haney using the FBI's National Fingerprint Database.

On Wednesday, the medical examiner performed an autopsy on Haney, but no information has been released pertaining to how he died.

Monica is accused of killing two people and mutilating or dismembering their bodies.    

Detectives believe the other person was killed in August of 2012. According to detectives, they believe they know who that person is, but are not saying right now.

Stay with NBC 5 on-air and online for updates in this on-going investigation.

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Christine Pitawanich was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. In 2010, she received a master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York.

Christine also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Washington.

Before joining the NBC5 News team, she had the opportunity to file reports from Washington D.C. for WFFT FOX Ft. Wayne News in Indiana. Christine has also interned at KOMO-TV in Seattle.

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