Person of interest in homicide has lengthy JACO rap sheet

We’re learning more about the man police are calling a person of interest in the death of a Medford woman.

Police would like to speak to Jesse Lane about Apache Rose Hightower’s death.

Her body was found last week in a rural area outside Portland.

Police say they’re familiar with Lane who has a long history of run-ins with the law.

He was last seen in the St. Helens area, but is known in this area.

He has convictions dating back to 2006, and this is just for Jackson County.

Most of his convictions are for menacing and theft.

“We last had contact with him in August of 2016 and this is Southern Oregon Law Enforcement that has had contact with him numerous times for drug charges, assault charges, and theft charges,” MPD Lieutenant Kevin Walruff said.

According to police, Lane has several distinguishing tattoos including swastikas on his elbows.

Police say if you see Jesse Lane, he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Do not approach him.

Instead, call 911.

© 2024 KOBI-TV NBC5. All rights reserved unless otherwise stated.

Skip to content