Dayton man headed to Oregon in teen's murder

Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal

Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal

YERINGTON - A Dayton man charged in the killing of an Oregon girl 11 years ago waived extradition in a Yerington courtroom Wednesday.

Dale Wayne Hill, 39, appeared at the brief hearing in Walker River Justice Court at 1:30 p.m. before Justice of the Peace Pro Tem Steve Kibee.

Hill, dressed in a black-and-white striped, jail-issued uniform and shackled at the ankles and waist, signed the waiver stating he agreed to return to Oregon to face three counts of aggravated murder, one count of murder and one count of aggravated kidnapping.

Hill's attorney Wayne Pederson noted that governor's warrants from both Nevada and Oregon were incorrect in stating that Hill fled the state of Oregon and sought refuge in Nevada.

"He lived in Oregon five years after the alleged crime. Here in Nevada he was living, working and got married," said Pederson.

Hill is suspected in the October 1998 disappearance of Stephanie Condon, 14.

Condon's case was a mystery for more than a decade until a hiker came upon remains in a wooded area near Hill's family's home on March 13.

The same day Oregon authorities announced the remains were Condon's, Hill was arrested at his Dayton home by Lyon County deputies in the company of Oregon investigators for not registering with local authorities as a felon. Hill served time in prison on a robbery charge unrelated to the Condon case that came to light after police questioned him concerning her disappearance.

He pleaded guilty to failing to register as a felon in Lyon County and was sentenced to 30 days in jail, which he has since served. Hill has been in custody since his March 25 arrest.

Oregon authorities said Hill will be transferred to Oregon within 10 days.


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