David Michael Kalac, 33, was arrested without incident on
Wednesday at 8:50 p.m. local time near Portland after eluding
police for hours, the Wilsonville Police Department said via
Kalac is suspected of killing his girlfriend, 30-year-old Amber
Lynn Coplin, on Tuesday at her Port Orchard, Washington-area
home where he was also living, said the Kitsap County Sheriff's
Coplin's body was found by her 13-year-old son after he returned
home from school, the sheriff's office said. The office added
that after the killing, reports from around the country flooded
in saying that graphic images of the scene had been posted
Authorities said Kalac indicated how the victim was killed in
comments on the file sharing website where he uploaded the
photos, which showed the slain woman naked in her apartment.
Police said Kalac fled the home in Coplin's car, and later led
Oregon authorities on a brief high speed chase early on
Wednesday morning. Authorities had issued an arrest warrant for
Kalac on the charge of second degree murder on Wednesday.
Police said that Kalac had a long history of violent crime in
Washington and Virginia.
The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office said Kalac would be booked in
an Oregon jail before being extradited to Washington with a $2
Local television news station KING 5 said that Kalac had posted
messages on social media indicating that he was hoping to be
killed by police when he was found. The station reported that
Coplin had been beaten to death.
(Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by
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