Man sought in aunt's death, 2 bank robberies arrested in Portland

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PORTLAND, Oregon — A 36-year-old man identified as a suspect in the stabbing death of his aunt and charged in two Oregon bank robberies has been arrested in Portland.

The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/e97huK) that police took Teddy Stivahtis Jr. into custody Thursday afternoon at a Fred Meyer store.

Police in the east Portland suburb of Gresham have said the man is suspected of stabbing his 70-year-old aunt, Deanna Stivahtis, who was found dead on Oct. 11. He was seen driving his aunt's van away from her home before her body was discovered.

On Oct. 13, a man authorities say was Stivahtis was seen on video surveillance passing a note to a teller at a Chase Bank branch in Canby and fleeing with cash.

Lake Oswego police identified the man as a suspect in an Oct. 18 bank robbery at a Key Bank branch.

A federal grand jury this week indicted Stivahtis in both bank robberies.


Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

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