Klamath Falls Murder Investigation

, Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted: Thu, February 14 2013 at 4:52 PM, Updated: Thu, February 14 2013 at 4:58 PM

Investigators are now saying that a Klamath Falls man found dead late Tuesday was murdered.

The victim has been positively identified as 65 year old Larry Wayne Clark.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team was activated Tuesday night, after Clark was found dead in his home on Lindley Way.

Jeff Manning of the Oregon Department of Justice confirmed Thursday morning that Clark died as the result of 'homicidal violence'.

The cause of death has not been released, and no suspects have been identified.

State Police were still at Clark's home today processing the scene for evidence.

Investigators have been tight-lipped about the status of the investigation, and aren't at liberty to talk with the press...And neighbors that we talked to are frustrated about that lack of information.

While the killer hasn't been found, Jeff Manning of the Oregon Department of Justice states that 'investigators don't have any evidence of an ongoing public threat'.

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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