Friends recall happy teen slain on killing spree
Friends gathered Saturday at a memorial service for Oregon slaying victim Cody Myers said the gifted teen musician loved three things: God, his family and music.
The Associated Press
OREGON CITY, Ore. — Cody Myers loved three things: God, his family and music. In that order.
In a memorial service with 350 guests, his family and friends described him Saturday as a humble, smiling, devout Christian who got along with anyone he met. He was a talented guitar player who loved sharing his talent with the world — as a performer and as a teacher.
Myers was shot and killed two weeks ago, when police say he came into contact with two white supremacists on the run and in need of a car. David Pedersen and Holly Grigsby have admitted involvement in his killing.
Myers' friends in the music school at Clackamas Community College described a talented musician with an unmatched work ethic, a young man destined for a bright future.
Police say Myers was the third victim in a rampage that left four dead.
The couple is also accused of killing Pedersen's father and stepmother, both of Everett, during a murder spree across Washington, Oregon and California. Another man was shot outside a grocery in Eureka, Calif.
The suspects are being held at the Yuba County, Calif., jail and are expected to be extradited to back to Washington this week.
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