Hillsboro police detain person of interest in homicide
The Hillsboro Police Department says a tip from the public helped police to capture a person of interest in a Sunday, Feb. 21, homicide case.
Toby Epling was taken into custody for questioning Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 23. He is considered the sole person of interest in the death of Glenda Noah, his wife.
Noah was found dead Sunday in the 400 block of Southwest Oak Street, according to Hillsboro police.
Sgt. Clint Chrz, spokesperson for the Hillsboro Police Department, said Chrz was captured without incident Tuesday. Police found him sleeping in a van in downtown Hillsboro, he said.
"We got a tip from the public," Chrz said, adding that the tipster apparently saw a social media post he put up for the Hillsboro Police Department on Monday, Feb. 22.
Epling has not been charged with any crimes. He has a criminal record in Oregon, including gun-related felony convictions in 2015, court records indicate.
By Mark Miller
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