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November 6, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Autopsy: Woman in online photos strangled, beaten

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David Kalac

The Associated Press

Update at 3:25 p.m.: Authorities say a Washington state woman whose lifeless body appeared in online photos died of strangulation and blunt force trauma to the head.

The Kitsap County coroner’s office released the cause of death for 30-year-old Amber Lynn Coplin on Thursday.

Earlier in the day, the man accused in her death waived extradition to Washington state and was preparing to return to Kitsap County to face charges.

Authorities say Coplin’s live-in boyfriend, David Kalac (KAY’-lick), killed her and posted photos of her body online before fleeing to Oregon. He surrendered to authorities Wednesday night after a daylong manhunt.

Kalac was being held on $2 million bail in Portland on a second-degree murder charge

Original post: PORTLAND — A Washington man who surrendered near Portland after police say he killed his girlfriend and posted photos of her body online has waived extradition.

Lt. Steve Alexander of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office says David Kalac probably will be returned to Port Orchard, Washington, sometime Thursday or Friday.

Kalac was arrested Wednesday night nearly 200 miles from the crime scene after a daylong manhunt. He’s accused of killing Amber Lynn Coplin in a Port Orchard apartment and posting photos of the crime scene on an online bulletin board.

Kalac is charged with second-degree murder and is being held on $2 million bail.

He gave himself up to an officer patrolling near a transit center in Wilsonville,  about 20 miles south of Portland.

MORE: Man charged in slaying of Port Orchard girlfriend turns himself in

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: extradition, homicide, Port Orchard

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