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    OR - Michael Hampshire, 66, beaten to death, Salem, 12 Nov 2014

    A Willamette University student was arrested on a charge of murder in connection with a body found near D and Winter streets NE Wednesday morning. Willamette officials confirm that Beau W. Smith, 22, is currently enrolled as a student at Willamette. He is also the wide receiver for the Willamette Bearcats football team, according to the school's website. The senior majoring in chemistry was arrested in the murder investigation of 66-year-old Michael Hampshire.

    Salem Police closed several roads near state buildings downtown after they found Hampshire's body. According to Lt. Dave Okada, a passerby called police at 3:42 a.m and reported the body was lying on property near the intersection.
    http://www.statesmanjournal.com/stor...d-st/18905273/

    Strange to see a 22 college student killing a 66 year old man. Possible explanation anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PastTense View Post
    http://www.statesmanjournal.com/stor...d-st/18905273/

    Strange to see a 22 college student killing a 66 year old man. Possible explanation anyone?
    Sexual abuse ?
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    Apparently the suspect, 22-year-old Beau W Smith, himself notified the police !:

    http://koin.com/2014/11/12/college-f...rder-in-salem/

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    "Smith reportedly flagged down a patrol man a few block from the crime scene covered in blood, and with hands raised up said, “I need help. I was in a fight.”"


    In this link is photos of both the suspect and the victim.
    Hi, english is not my first language so please bear with me

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    Wonder what happened???? It just sounds crazy. Willamette is a very good private school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PastTense View Post
    http://www.statesmanjournal.com/stor...d-st/18905273/

    Strange to see a 22 college student killing a 66 year old man. Possible explanation anyone?
    I, too, am wondering about the connection between the victim and the college student...

    why were they together at that time of night/early morning?

    Do we know if they are friends with each other on FB?


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    More recent article.... But not much newer information...

    http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2014/...of-oregon-man/

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    Possible address and connections of the victim....Per Free White Pages...

    http://www.whitepages.com/name/Micha...lem-OR/5dnjkx6

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    Quote Originally Posted by IHAVENOCLUE View Post
    Possible address and connections of the victim....Per Free White Pages...

    http://www.whitepages.com/name/Micha...lem-OR/5dnjkx6
    The location where the victim, Michael Hampshire, 66, was found dead, was according to news reports, near D St and Winter streets in Salem.

    That is aprox 0.2 miles (ca 3 minutes walk) from his own home at 806 Cottage St NE Salem, OR !
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    Does BS have any prior offenses?


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    I am trying to think of common motives for murder...

    Sex?

    Drugs?

    Love triangle?

    ???



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    http://koin.com/2014/11/12/college-f...rder-in-salem/

    this updated article says BS has an address in California...

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    http://www.kgw.com/story/news/crime/...sted/18945045/

    New article with mugshot of BS...

    No new information, though...

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    http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2014/...of-oregon-man/

    Looks like BS went to college in Roseville, CA, too...

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    http://willamettecollegian.com/main/...-of-salem-man/

    Quote: "Smith's family is on their way to Oregon from California, a university administrator said."

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    Really interested to hear how this happened...

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