An indictment filed in court this week charges that the defendant in a 1987 murder was compensated for killing a man in Linn County.
Dennis Beach was arrested in Nevada on Monday and faces charges of aggravated murder and murder. This was the second cold case murder arrest for Linn County Sheriff’s Office in 2013.
Beach “did unlawfully and intentionally, pursuant to an agreement that the defendant receive money or other thing of value for doing so, cause the death of Thomas Hyland, another human being,” the indictment states.
The body of Hyland, who was 35 when he disappeared, was found by mushroom pickers in the area of the Upper Calapooia River in 1989, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Detectives determined that Hyland was killed by homicidal violence that involved the use of a firearm.
Linn County District Attorney Doug Marteeny was not able to be contacted on deadline Wednesday night.