2 Colo. men arrested in connection to Ore. man’s shooting death


Daniel Armbrecht (left) and Travis Powers (Photo: KPTV)

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LEBANON, Ore. — Two men from Colorado were arrested in connection with the shooting death of a man from Oregon, according to police.

Portland’s KPTV reported that Travis Powers, 23, of Windsor, Colo. and Daniel Armbrecht, 20, from Pagosa Springs, Colo. are in custody in Utah. Officers said they have found evidence linking the two to 48-year-old Wayne Klavano’s death.

Klavano’s parents found his body on Tuesday at a remote campsite north of Oregon Highway 20. He had an appointment scheduled that afternoon in Lebanon, but when he didn’t arrive, his parents went to the campsite to check on him, according to KPTV.

The Colorado men were initially arrested for investigation of drug-related charges, according to Linn County Undersheriff Bruce Riley. Highway patrol officers later found evidence linking Powers and Armbrecht to Klavano’s murder, Riley said.

Authorities have not released information about that evidence.

Powers apparently has ties to Linn County, but had been living in Colorado.

Both Powers and Armbrecht remain in custody in Utah. The Linn County Circuit Court has issued murder arrest warrants for both men, KPTV reported.

Klavano, an avid outdoorsman, was shot and killed. Investigators have not revealed a motive in the case.



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