Klamath County Murder Investigation

, Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted: Tue, June 25 2013 at 2:24 PM, Updated: Tue, June 25 2013 at 2:36 PM

The second homicide in two weeks in Klamath County...

This latest one involving a Chiloquin man found apparently murdered in his home...and if officials have any leads, they aren't talking.

Police say 32 year old David Costa of Chiloquin was murdered at a home near Sundance Drive and Meadowview Drive.

The body of David Joseph Kelly Costa was found in this home just east of the Agency Lake area late Monday night.  Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge isn't releasing much information about the case...

"Any indication what type of weapon was used, how many times he was shot?'  'It was certainly a firearm, and we're, like we said we're currently investigating and so we're not releasing that information at this time."

"How was the body discovered?'  'Again, we're going to bring that information forward as the investigation comes forward."

State police forensic investigators and Sheriff's search teams were combing the area for clues this morning. 

No arrests have been made, and no suspects have been identified at this time. 

Patridge notes that police need the help of anyone who might know something...

"We hope that if members of the public have information related to this matter, that they step forward and provide the information."

Those with information are asked to contact the Klamath Falls Police Anonymous Tip Hotline at:  (541) 883-5334.

There have been five murders so far this year in Klamath County...Suspects have been arrested in connection with three of those homicides.

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About the Author

Lyle Ahrens

KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970's.  He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.

Lyle's job history is quite colorful.  He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand.  A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90's as a news writer and commercial producer.  In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.

Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.  "The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain.  Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story".

When he's not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.

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