Selma double homicide case still pending
I’m unable to find recent information about the McMullen Creek Road double homicide in Selma. I believe there’s another person being charged in the case. Is there anything new you can share?
— No name provided, via email.
Suspects Michael Laurence Moehring and Harley Edward Boitz are still in the Josephine County Jail, and they don’t appear to be going anywhere while they await trial on charges surrounding a March vehicle arson turned murder investigation.
For those just tuning in, on the afternoon of March 24, first-responders found remains in a burning vehicle about 6 miles down a forest road off McMullen Creek Road in Selma that investigators determined were those of 24-year-old Daniel Thomas Hill and 26-year-old Paul Martin Folk.
Boitz and Moehring each face first-degree murder, arson and abuse of a corpse charges in Josephine County Circuit Court on accusations they “used or threatened to use a firearm” in Hill’s and Folk’s deaths and set fire to a van to mutilate their bodies, according to documents filed by the Josephine County District Attorney’s office.
Grants Pass police had taken a missing persons report for Folk the week before his body was found in the van fire, according to earlier news reports. Court records show that Hill and Folk each had prior drug convictions, among other felony convictions.
Both suspects have been held in the Josephine County Jail since their arrests. Boitz was arrested April 1 following a traffic stop in Cave Junction, and Moehring was arrested May at a Linn County rest area, according to earlier news reports.
There haven’t been many developments in the two suspects’ homicide cases since Mohering’s arrest, and the most notable development being that a trial judge was assigned to the case Tuesday.
Moehring’s next court appearance is a status check hearing scheduled for June 9, and Boitz’ next hearing is scheduled for June 10.
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