Sheriff's Office detectives arrest suspect in 1990 murder of Tustin, CA woman

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Jan. 11, 2013, 2:49 p.m.

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Photo: Charles Lee Clark

Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #13-965 and Tustin Police Department Case #90-8643

On Wednesday, January 9, 2013 Clackamas County Sheriff's Office detectives assisted detectives from the Tustin Police Department in locating and apprehending murder suspect Charles Lee Clark.

Charles Clark -- age 74, of Beavercreek, Oregon -- had an active warrant issued January 7, 2013 from the Orange County District Court for his arrest related to the cold-case murder of Kathleen Witkowski -- age 36 at time of her death -- in Tustin, California in 1990. 

Clark is currently being held in Clackamas County Jail awaiting extradition to the Orange County Jail in California. 

Investigators from the Tustin Police Department are seeking tips and information regarding the crime.  If you have any information, please contact Detective Ryan Coe at 714-573-3250 or

Media inquiries should be directed to Lt. Paul Garavan, Tustin Police Department Public Information Officer. The Tustin Police Department web address is


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Contact Info:
Adam Phillips, Sergeant
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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