A Corvallis murder suspect has been indicted by a grand jury in connection with the death of a Russian woman found in a forested area in rural Benton County.
The body of Anna Alekseyevna Repkina, 27, was discovered outside the community of Alsea on April 17.
William Chase Hargrove, 28, was arrested two days later, but he wasn’t formally indicted until Tuesday.
He was arraigned in court Wednesday on charges of murder, identity theft and second-degree theft. Hargrove pleaded not guilty.
Investigators said Repkina had no know relatives in the U.S. She came to America through the Los Angeles International Airport with a valid passport from Russia.
Repkina arrived in Corvallis one month prior to her death, according to investigators.
The Corvallis Gazette-Times reported last year that Hargrove allegedly shot and killed Repkina after luring her into the woods. An assistant district attorney said Hargrove and Repkina were involved in a "problematic love triangle" and the other woman told Hargrove to pick "her or me," according to the Gazette-Times.
The investigation has included multiple agencies, including the Benton County District Attorney's Office, Corvallis Police Department, Philomath Police Department, Oregon State Police, Albany Police Department, FBI and the Oregon Department of Justice.
Hargrove is scheduled to face trial on April 1, 2019.
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