Man convicted of raping,killing classmate in 1990 granted parole

, Posted: Wed, September 3 2014 at 11:33 AM, Updated: Wed, September 3 2014 at 11:41 AM

Man convicted of raping,killing classmate in 1990 granted parole

Portland, Ore. -- (KGW) The man who killed his Sunset High School classmate in 1990 will be released from prison on parole in October, the state parole board ruled Tuesday.

Conrad Engweiler raped and strangled 16-year-old Erin Reynolds when he was 15. The victim's family said the pair knew each other and briefly dated, but Reynolds had cut things off.

Her body was found in a yard debris pile outside Engweiler's home in February of 1990 after his father called to report his son was missing and a strange car was outside. The car belonged to Reynolds. Police believe she was killed the previous day.

A jury convicted Engweiler of aggravated murder, rape and sodomy. In 1991, a judge sentenced him to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 40 years.

On Tuesday, the parole board announced Engweiler would be released on Oct. 16.

The parole board's decision cannot be appealed.

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