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The Latest: Sex offender accused in death of missing woman

September 26, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a convicted sex offender charged in the death of a missing 89-year-old woman (all times local):

4:15 p.m.

A convicted sex offender in Oregon has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge after authorities said he killed an 89-year-old woman and stuffed her in the trunk of his car.

Timothy Mackley was arraigned Wednesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court in the death of Marcine Herinck, a grandmother who volunteered at a thrift store.

Portland police say the body is “likely” Herinck’s but they are awaiting official confirmation from the Oregon Medical Examiner.

Herinck was reported missing from her northeast Portland home on Sept. 19.

Police stopped Mackley’s car on Monday and said they found the body in the trunk.

Court records show prosecutors believe Mackley killed Herinck sometime between Sept. 18 and Sept. 24.

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11:57 a.m.

Portland, Oregon police say a body found in a car trunk is “likely” that of a missing 89-year-old woman.

Police Sgt. Christopher Burley said Wednesday that a definitive identification of the body is being done by the state medical examiner.

Marcine Herinck was reported missing on Sept. 19 from her home in northeast Portland.

The car’s driver, 58-year-old Timothy J. Mackley, has been arrested for murder.

Burley says information developed Monday identified Mackley as a person of interest in Herinck’s disappearance.

He says the body was found in his trunk during a Tuesday traffic stop.

No attorney is listed for Mackley and he hasn’t had a first court appearance.

Court records show Mackley is a convicted felon and has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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