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Florence police investigate homicide

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017

Carolyn Stickley

Early Sunday morning, former Florence resident Carolyn Stickley, 73, was arrested for shooting her 93-year-old ex-husband in the head, killing him.

Florence Police Department received a 911 call from Stickley on Feb. 12 at 2:42 a.m., saying she had shot her ex-husband, Erwin Drake.

Police responded to Drake’s riverfront residence at 13 Wild Winds, and found him deceased from an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

Stickley, who has a Green Valley, Ariz., address, was arrested on murder charges and transported to Lane County Adult corrections, where she is being held.

For the complete article see the 02-15-2017 issue.

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