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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

July 15, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Hoquiam murder victim identified as corrections officer

A man who was found dead in Hoquiam early Saturday was a corrections officer at a Shelton Prison.

Jonathon Favro, 20, had worked at the Washington Corrections Center since February. His most recent post was working in the inmate visitation room, said Chad Lewis, spokesman for the Department of Corrections.

A 16-year-old suspect has been arrested for allegedly killing Favro during a fight at an apartment complex, said Hoquiam police Chief Jeff Myers.

The investigation began early Saturday when a police officer came upon a white car that had crashed into a rock embankment. The car was empty, but the officer saw blood on the driver’s door and a large knife in the roadway, according to Hoquiam police.

As officers investigated, police received a call from a mother worried that her son was “going to do something terrible.” The boy lived near the crash scene, and police say they interviewed the teenager and that he said he had stabbed a man during an altercation in an apartment complex and that the man had driven off in a white car, police said.

A few moments later officers found a male down on the ground in a yard off of an alley about two blocks away.  Medics were called. The coroner pronounced Favro dead at the scene, Myers said.

Lewis said that he could not comment on the Hoquiam police investigation. Hoquiam police could not be reached for comment.

Department of Corrections counselors were on site at the Shelton prison today to help staff who knew Favro.

 

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