Dayton man gets murder charge

An Oregon grand jury Tuesday afternoon handed down a five-count indictment charging Dale Hill of Dayton with the 1998 kidnapping and murder of Oregon teen Stephanie Condon.

Hill, 39, was scheduled to be released today from the Lyon County Jail after serving 15 days of a 30-day sentence for failing to register as a felon.

But hours before his release, an Oregon grand jury came back with indictments against him, said Sheriff's Lt. Rob Hall.

Hill was additionally booked Tuesday afternoon in the Lyon County Jail on a charge of felony fugitive from justice.

Hall said the grand jury indicted Hill on three counts of aggravated murder, one count of murder and one count of aggravated kidnapping.

Hall said he was uncertain about the details supporting three counts of aggravated murder.

Stephanie Condon was just 14 when she disappeared in October 1998 from her cousin's home where she was babysitting.

Ten years later, on March 13, a man walking his dog in a wooded area outside Glide, Ore., discovered human remains. They were later determined to be Condon's.

Hill has been a suspect through much of the case and told investigators at the time he's stopped by the house where Condon was babysitting to see a woman he used to date. Hill denied any involvement in the girl's disappearance.

He was arrested at his Dayton Valley Road apartment March 25 " the day Oregon officials announced the remains were Condon's" on charges of failing to register as a convicted felon, which is unrelated to the Condon case.

Hill pleaded guilty to that charge and was sentenced to 30 days for which he'd earned about 15 days of good-time credit.

He is being held without bail pending an extradition hearing that has yet to be set.


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