Officials confirm identity of man murdered outside Rogue River
An autopsy has confirmed the identity of one of two men allegedly murdered and dismembered by a Rogue River woman at her farm in separate crimes over the past 17 months.
Fingerprints matching the FBI's National Fingerprint Database identified the victim as Robert Haney, 56, who authorities believe was murdered in early September by 65-year-old Susan Monica.
The identification was made Wednesday during an autopsy at the Oregon State Police Crime Lab in Central Point, according to the Jackson County District Attorney's Office.
Investigators had suspected that Haney, a handyman who lived on Monica's farm, was one of two bodies found over the weekend at Monica's farm at 9184 W. Evans Creek Road.
The second victim, who police believe was slain in August 2012, has not been identified, according to authorities.
Monica remains in the Jackson County Jail awaiting an arraignment on two counts of murder and first-degree abuse of a corpse as well as a single count of identity theft.
The identity theft charge accused Monica of using Haney's Oregon Trail card without him being present.
— Mark Freeman