Man Sought In Chiloquin Murder Investigation

, Written by Lyle Ahrens, Posted: Wed, August 28 2013 at 5:22 PM, Updated: Wed, August 28 2013 at 5:31 PM

Police are asking for your help tonight in locating a second person of interest in connection with Monday's murder of a man near Chiloquin.

Police want to talk with James Collins, who goes by the nickname 'Cowboy', shown here in a mugshot from 2002.

Klamath County District Attorney Rob Partridge offered a description...

"He's about 32 years old, is about 6 foot 4 and 200 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes - has tattoos on his neck, and tattoos on his left arm of flames."

Patridge says Collins may have information about the killing of 28 year old Cheng Saechao...

"We're continuing into the evening actively working the case, but right now we've identified him (Collins) as a person of interest."

Saechao was found dead on the South Chiloquin Road Monday night.

"The autopsy of Mr. Saechao should take place tomorrow."  Said D.A. Patridge.

33 year old suspect David Mogelberg turned himself in to police Tuesday afternoon.

Patridge notes that Mogelberg is charged with murder, and second-degree arson...

"The arson charges stem from, stem from damage to the motor vehicle that we believe was involved in this incident."

Mogelberg was arraigned on the charges this afternoon, the judge ordered him held without bail.

If you should see James Collins, don't approach him directly - but call for police.

Police say that Cheng Saechao was from the northeast Portland area, and had been in Klamath Falls for only a short time.

Polive haven't released any possible motive behind the killing.

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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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