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UPDATE: Investigation Reveals The Weapons Used In The Killing Of An Oregon Family

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said Mark Leo Gregory Gago, 42, killed his parents, his girlfriend and their daughter Saturday night before deputies fatally shot him.

Posted: Jan 21, 2019 11:41 AM
Updated: Jan 23, 2019 3:45 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon State Medical Examiner says the weapons used to kill four people Saturday at their Oregon home were an ax and knives.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that sharp-force trauma was the cause of death for 9-month-old Olivia Gago, 31-year-old Shaina Sweitzer and 64-year-old Pamela Bremer.

The medical examiner said 66-year-old Jerry Bremer died of a combination of blunt-force trauma and sharp-force trauma.

Updated 01/23/19 at 3:44 a.m.


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A memorial of candles, flowers and teddy bears was set upside outside a house where authorities say man killed four members of his family - including his infant daughter - at the Oregon home they shared.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said 42-year-old Mark Leo Gregory Gago killed his parents, his girlfriend and their daughter Saturday night before deputies fatally shot him. Authorities are investigating.

Updated 01/22/18 at 4:07a.m.


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A rural Oregon man killed four members of his family at the home they shared and was shot by sheriff's deputies as he tried to kill a girl, authorities said.

Mark Leo Gregory Gago, 42, killed his parents, his girlfriend and their infant daughter Saturday night before deputies shot him, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said.

The victims were not shot, The Oregonian reported. Sheriff's Office Sgt. Brian Jensen said the causes of death will be investigated.

"We're not sure what was used at this time," Jensen told reporters near the scene Sunday. "I've been told that there were numerous weapons, swords, things of that nature in the residence. The investigators are trying to determine what exactly was used to kill each person."

The sheriff's office identified the victims as Olivia Gago, 9 months, Shaina Sweitzer, 31, Jerry Bremer, 66, and Pamela Bremer, 64.

The home is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Portland and northeast of the city of Woodburn.

The sheriff's office took an emergency call from a resident of a home at about 10:15 p.m. Saturday. The caller described a violent and hectic scene, Jensen said. Arriving deputies found a "horrific" situation, Jensen said.

"I've talked to investigators, 20-year veterans, and they're saying this is a shocking scene," Jensen said.

They found a woman dead outside the home and Gago attacking the child. The 8-year-old child was Sweitzer's daughter from a previous relationship.

A roommate also survived. She suffered what deputies described as injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening. She was being treated at a hospital.

Gago had been arrested in August on a weapons charge. Jensen said by email that Gago was booked on a charge of unlawful possession of a weapon. He did not have details on the circumstances of the arrest or disposition of the case.

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