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UPDATE: Bend Police locate missing Flagstaff woman (Photo) - 06/19/24

UPDATE: At approximately 4 p.m., Bend Police located Ms. Negrelli in Bend. She is uninjured. Thank you to the public for your assistance in this investigation. 


Date: June 19, 2024

Case #: 2024-00034118

Incident: Bend Police seek public’s assistance in locating missing Flagstaff, Ariz., woman

Date / Time of Incident: June 18, 2024 / 7:34 p.m.

Location: Campfire Motel, 700 block of NE Third Street, Bend

Missing: Julie Collins Negrelli, 42-year-old Flagstaff, Arizona woman 

Bend Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a woman reported missing from the Campfire Motel on Tuesday evening. 

At approximately 7:34 p.m. on Tuesday, Bend Police responded to a report of a missing person at the Campfire Hotel. The caller reported that his girlfriend had left for a walk on Monday evening around 9:30 p.m., taking only her phone and room key, and had failed to return. He told police he’d last spoken to her at about 1:25 a.m. on Tuesday morning, when she told him she was at a convenience store helping a homeless person get something to eat. She said she planned to return to the hotel when she was done, but her boyfriend has not heard from her since that time.   

The woman, identified as 42-year-old Julie Negrelli, was visiting Central Oregon with her boyfriend to go rock climbing. She is described as a white female with blue eyes and brown hair. She stands approximately 5 feet 2 inches and weighs approximately 115 pounds. Her nose is pierced on both sides, she has a small cross tattoo on her sternum, and she was last seen wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt that says “One Eyed Buffalo” and black leggings. Her picture is attached to this release. 

Negrelli is not familiar with the area. Overnight, officers conducted an extensive search for Negrelli but were unsuccessful. That search is ongoing. 

If you see Negrelli, please call nonemergency dispatch at 541-693-6911. 

UPDATE: Blanket located (Photo) - 06/03/24

UPDATE: Bend Police have located the blanket and it is of no further interest.



At approximately 9:26 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, Bend Police were called to the area of the 3300 block of North U.S. Highway 97 for a welfare check. A person had gone to check on 62-year-old Bend resident David Carroll Hickman at his campsite on the property behind the Pacific Pride gas station and found him unresponsive. 

When officers arrived, they found Hickman dead in a ditch to the west of the gas station, and determined his death was suspicious. The Department’s investigative unit was called in, and officers performed a death investigation and canvassed area businesses for witnesses and video surveillance. 

On Friday, May 31, the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy and found Mr. Hickman died as a result of multiple injuries, including stab wounds, and his death was determined to be a homicide that took place either late on Wednesday evening or early Thursday morning. 

As the investigation continued, detectives determined using video surveillance that 31-year-old Bend resident Brian Lee Wynn had been with the victim on the evening of the homicide and was a person of interest in the case. Officers located Wynn at approximately 4:08 p.m. on Friday near NE Second Street and Emerson Avenue. He was taken into custody without incident or injury. He was taken first to the Bend Police Department and then lodged at the Deschutes County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon. 

At this time, Bend Police continue to investigate and are asking the public for help in locating a blanket that may have evidence of Mr. Hickman’s homicide. Police believe the blanket, seen in the attached photo, was worn by Wynn around the time of the homicide. 

If you find the blanket, please call Det. Chad Owens at 541-728-1242.

Attached Media Files: Blanket
UPDATE: Man arrested for murder in the suspicious death investigation near North U.S. Highway 97 - 05/31/24


When Bend Police Detectives arrived on scene at the suspicious death investigation on May 30th they observed what appeared to be suspicious injuries to David Carroll Hickman.  An autopsy was performed on May 31st, which revealed Hickman had several injuries. Bend Police Detectives continued the investigation and determined 31-year old male Brian Lee Wynn was a person of interest.  Wynn was contacted this afternoon in Bend and was later lodged at the Deschutes County Jail for Murder in the 2nd degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. The investigation is ongoing. 


UPDATE: The deceased has been identified as David Carroll Hickman, a 62-year-old Bend resident. The investigation is ongoing. 

Date: May 30, 2024

Case #: 2024-00029615

Incident: Investigation underway in suspicious death near North U.S. Highway 97

Location: 3300 block of N U.S. Highway 97, Bend

At approximately 9:26 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, Bend Police responded to a request for a welfare check in the 3300 block of North U.S. Highway 97. When officers arrived, they found a man dead in a ditch to the west of the Pacific Pride gas station. 

At this time, the man’s death is being investigated as suspicious. His identity will not be released until next of kin has been notified.