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PORT ORCHARD, Wash. - Authorities said Port Orchard homicide and 4chan suspect David Kalac, 33, was taken into custody in Wilsonville, Oregon Wednesday evening. Police said Kalac turned himself in.
Portland police said Kalac was taken into custody in Wilsonville in Clackamas County, a neighboring jurisdiction.
Officials with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said Kalac turned himself in to deputies. Wilsonville police said Kalac was detained without incident and cooperative.
Thursday morning, KIRO 7 learned that Kalac waived his extradition hearing in Oregon. He will be returned to Washington as soon as possible.
There was a multistate manhunt for Kalac, who police say killed his girlfriend in her Port Orchard apartment, and police are investigating images posted on the Internet that matched the victim, according to court documents.
Police said Wednesday Kalac may have been in Portland, Oregon. Early Wednesday morning officers tried to stop a gold 2001 Ford Focus – a car police had been on the lookout for – but the driver got away.
The Ford Focus, with Washington license 495-YLY, was seen at Southeast Ninth Avenue and Powell Boulevard in Portland. The back two tires had doughnut spares. Investigators found the car late Wednesday afternoon in the 1300 block of Custer Avenue Southwest in Portland, Oregon.
Police believe the woman was targeted and neighbors identified her as Amber Coplin. Neighbors told KIRO 7 there was a fight before that was also heard by the victim's son.
Kalac’s cellphone and laptop were gone from the apartment. The victim’s purse was dumped out. Police said she was beaten to death.
The body was found Tuesday afternoon at the South Park Greens Apartments in the 4000 block of Madrona Drive Southeast in South Kitsap.
On Tuesday, KIRO 7 found a disturbing, unverified message with a link to a 4chan.org discussion in the comment section of the Port Orchard Independent.
The message on 4chan was surrounded by photos of a dead woman's body. The victim appears nude, with marks on her throat.
"Check the news for Port Orchard Washington in a few hours,” the comment next to the photos reads. “Her son will be home from school soon. He'll find her, then call the cops. I just wanted to share the pics before they find me. I bought a BB gun that looks realistic enough. When they come, I'll pull it and it will be suicide by cop. I understand the doubts. Just check the f------ news. I have to lose my phone now."
In court documents, police said the images “matched the deceased.” There was noted trauma, and the residence interior matched the crime scene, according to police.
“The poster also made comments that she put up a fight,” according to Kalac’s court documents.
Court documents say the victim’s son found his mother after school. He told police she hadn’t moved.
“She killed me first” was written on the bedroom wall, “bad news” was written on the bedroom blinds and the word “dead" was written on the victim’s driver’s license, according to investigation documents.
Kalac has an active second-degree murder warrant out of Kitsap County. All 16 schools in South Kitsap School District were placed on a modified lockdown Wednesday morning as police continued their search.
Court documents show Kalac threatened to kill a different girlfriend last March. She filed a restraining order.
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