Judge Allows Susan Monica to Stand Trial

MEDFORD, Ore. — A judge found  Susan Monica, who is accused of two murders,  is of sound enough mind to continue with her trial on Monday afternoon. The question of Monica’s mental state has been a concern for her attorneys after she went against their recommendations several times throughout the investigation. Those attorneys recommended Monica … Continue reading »

Family of Victim in Monica Case Speaks

MEDFORD, Ore. — The second body found on accused murderer Susan Monica’s property in January has been identified, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday. According to a news release, the Oregon State Police Crime Lab used DNA testing to identify the remains as 59-year-old Stephen Frank Delicino of Wimer. The sheriff’s office said Delicino … Continue reading »

Susan Monica: A Deeper Look, Part 1

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. –“This is Susan Monica, I”m here in Rogue River, Oregon.” Susan Monica popped up on Youtube two and a half years ago. She recorded a six minutes video, and explained that the U.S. could create five million jobs by building a cross-country elevated train system. In the video, Monica said she thinks … Continue reading »

Search Over on Susan Monica’s Property

WIMER, Ore. — Investigators have finished searching Susan Monica’s property in Wimer. Sheriff’s deputies did not find any evidence of any additional murder victims, and the case is moving forward as a double-homicide. Investigators had been at Monica’s home on West Evans Creek Road for more than 20 days since she was arrested. Jackson County … Continue reading »

Murder Suspect Makes Strange Request

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Investigators are still scouring the property of Susan Monica near Wimer with no word on what they’re looking for or what they’ve found. Susan Monica surprised everyone this week in court when she asked everyone in Rogue River to donate money to have her pigs butchered and have the meat donated … Continue reading »

Accused Murderer Appears in Court

MEDFORD, Ore. – A woman accused of killing two people made an odd request in her first court appearance. Appearing via a video linkup from the Jackson County Jail, Susan Monica quickly surprised her attorneys and Judge Lorenzo Mejia. “Can I make a little statement?” Monica asked. “I think your attorney would prefer that you … Continue reading »

Murder Investigation Taking its Toll

WIMER, Ore. – Music drifts from the sanctuary of the Evans Valley Bible Church early Sunday morning – a tradition for residents of Wimer. But lately it has also been a much needed source of comfort. “People are grieving in this community,” said the church pastor Scott Purrier. “It’s not often something this heinous comes … Continue reading »

Deputy D.A. Speaks on Murder Case

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Detectives are not slowing down at the scene of the double murder case in Rogue River. Law enforcement officers are still serving search warrants on Susan Monica’s property. Deputy D.A. Allan Smith says the victim has adult children in the area, but he believes the victim has more family out of … Continue reading »

Murder Victim Positively Identified

MEDFORD, Ore. — The District Attorney’s Office says comparing fingerprints from the body to the national FBI database led to the positive identification of Robert Haney as the victim of a September 9th murder. An autopsy was performed Wednesday on Haney, but results are not available yet. Yellow caution tape continues to block off two … Continue reading »

Murder Investigation Continues

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Caution tape blocks off the private driveway that leads to a property where two sets of human remains have been found. The road to this point in the investigation began on New Year’s Day. “On January 1st of this year, we received a missing person report. Family members of Robert Harry … Continue reading »