Jenny Cashwell, 37, was found dead in an apartment in northeast Bend over the weekend after a first date went horribly wrong. Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel confirmed today that Cashwell was allegedly shot by Alan Porciello, 36, who she met in person for the first time on Saturday after meeting on the dating website Plenty Of Fish.
According to Hummel, Porciello called 911 to report the shooting on Saturday afternoon and confessed to shooting Cashwell. Porciello was taken in to custody and charged with first-degree manslaughter and unlawful use of a weapon.
Porciello was known to law enforcement due to a history of anger issues, possibly related to a traumatic brain injury, according to Hummel.
Cashwell leaves behind two daughters, ages 8 and 11, and now the community of Sisters is rallying around the Cashwell family. Cashwell was an avid weightlifter and friends from her gym have decided to honor and remember how she lived rather than how she died.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more on how the community of Sisters is rallying to help Cashwell’s family, including a GoFundMe page and a weightlifting competition.
Six Deschutes County elected officials, most of them re-elected, were sworn in at the Deschutes County Courthouse Monday morning. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was in attendance and has more on the story.
A 2018 farm bill legalized hemp nationwide, but the crop was already legal in Oregon. So, what does that mean for Oregon hemp farmers? Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan spoke with one local grower to find out.
After months of discussion and deliberation the Deschutes County Commissioners approved the Bend Parks and Rec plan to expand Big Sky Park on Bend’s east side. The $4 million expansion was delayed due to concerns about how the expansion could affect nearby neighbors, but after Bend Parks and Rec added some light and noise mitigation to the plan the project got the OK to move forward.