Brownsville sex offender indicted for serial killings in Oregon

Jeffrey Cutlip / Multnomah County Jail Photo

A sex offender who had been living at a motel and a nursing home in Brownsville has been indicted for three cold case murder in Oregon over the past four decades.

A Multnomah County grand jury in Portland, Oregon indicted 63-year-old Jeffrey Paul Cutlip on Monday in connection with the three murders.

Cutlip was indicted on two counts of aggravated murder and nine counts of murder in connection with the deaths of 44-year-old Marlene Claire Carlson in 1975, 15-year-old Julie Marie Bennett in 1977 and 33-year-old Nielene Doll in 1993.

Cutlip is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday in Multnomah County Court.

On August 6, 1975, 44-year-old Marlene Claire Carlson was found strangled in her apartment at 715 Southwest 15th Avenue. She had last been seen alive on July 30, 1975.

On April 4, 1977, 15-year-old Julie Marie Bennett went missing and was found dead two days later in Johnson Creek.

On July 21, 1993, 33-year-old Nielene Doll was found deceased off Southeast Bull Run Road in rural Clackamas County. She had been reported missing earlier in the month.

Cutlip had been spent decades in and out of jail for sex crimes but was never suspected or arrested in the murders.

The Oregon man moved to Brownsville in October 2011 where he was arrested for failing to register as a convicted sex offender in April 2012.

Authorities arrested Cutlip in July after he confessed to four murder and he was extradited to Portland on August 16th.