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Suspect in Lemon Grove Murder Awaiting Extradition

Casey Tschida remains jailed in Oregon as local officials work on the extradition process, according to the San Diego District Attorney's office.

A man suspected in the death of a woman who was found with a fatal head injury on a Lemon Grove street is still awaiting extradition to San Diego County, officials tell Patch.

Casey Tschida, 32, was found and arrested this weekend in Happy Valley, Ore., where he had reportedly fled to his mother's home, according to San Diego County sheriff's Lt. Glenn Giannantonio.

According to the San Diego District Attorney's office, Tschida remained jailed in Oregon as of Tuesday afternoon, as local officials work on the extradition process.

As soon as Tschida is brought down to the area, and is "safely" in a San Diego jail, he'll be arraigned on charges related to the death of Jennifer Krajnak, Patch is told.

The man is suspected of gunning down Krajnak Pacific Avenue, near Broadway and Buena Vista Ave early Thursday. 

"Tschida shot [Krajnak] once in the head and left her lying in the street," Lt. Giannantonio wrote in a news release.

Jail records from Clackamas County, where Tschida was being held, indicate the suspect was being held on no bail, on a charge of "fugitive of another state."

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Kendra Hayes January 09, 2013 at 06:12 PM
About Jennifer Rene Krajnak who was murdered on the 3rd in Lemon Grove. "Hi friends and family I would like to let everyone who has been asking about what they can do to help us or Jenn's Family here is some fundraising events going on now. Legion post 460 in Kearny Mesa 4-8pm Wednesday 1/9/2013. BBQ chicken plate for 7.00 dollars plus a donation box will be set up. All proceeds will go to the family and presented at dirks nightclub event. https://www.facebook.com/events/406575349419251/ This event is on on the 13th at 1pm at Dirk's in Lemon Grove. There will be live music & fundraising events. Also if you can't be in San Diego but would still like to help donate $ to Jenn's Family here is how. You can donate to a memorial fund at California Coast Credit Union. Name is Gale Banuleos # is 814666-02. Feel free to share and invite friends to these events all help and support means a lot to her family and friends Thanks."
Renee Schiavone January 10, 2013 at 08:00 AM
Thanks for sharing that, Kendra!
Kendra Hayes February 12, 2013 at 04:16 PM
Is there anyway we can get updates about the scumbag who took Jenn from us??

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